In memory of
Bernice R. (Allen) Loy
Bernice R. Loy, 98 of Cairo, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Wood River. Services will be 10 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Cairo with the Rev. Darrel Holzinger and the Rev. Jack Boling officiating. Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation hours will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family. Bernice Ruby Loy was born March 20, 1918, at Berwyn, the daughter of Richard P. and Myrtle (Evans) Allen. She grew up and received her education at Berwyn. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Loy, Feb. 24, 1935, at the Methodist Church in Cairo. The couple made their home on a farm near Ansley and Eddyville. In addition to helping her husband with the family farm operation she was a waitress at area restaurants. Mr. Loy preceded her in death. In February of 2002, she moved to Cairo to be near her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ansley and especially enjoyed embroidering. She also attended Sunlight Bible Fellowship. Those left to cherish her memory include, daughter, Ruby Howell of Ontario, Ore.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Jessie Ward of Alliance; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Loy of Cairo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Loy; son, Floyde; brother, Bill Allen; and sisters, Dorothy Allen and Nancy Chamberlin. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com
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