Katherine "Bernice" (Thompson) Smith Mundhenk

Born: Tue., Jan. 20, 1925
Died: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 08, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Katherine B. “Bernice” Smith Mundhenk, age 94 of Robinson, IL passed away Monday November 4, 2019 at 11:20 PM at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL following several months of failing health.

Born January 20, 1925 in Flat Rock, IL she was the last of ten children born to Walter and Bess (Bright) Thompson.  On March 11, 1945 she married Elwood E. Smith and he preceded her in death August 9, 1991.  June 28, 1997, she married Harold W. “Woody” Mundhenk and he died February 28, 2009.

Bernice worked at the local Sugar Bowl as a waitress in Robinson, IL; Robinson Manufacturing (Ettlebrick Shoe Factory), Robinson, IL and the Arvin Motel, Robinson, IL as a housekeeper.  She was a member of the Prior Grove Baptist Church, Oblong, IL.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Randy Tracy, Jonesville, MI; step sons, Danny and Becky Mundhenk, Oblong, IL, Dewayne and Kay Mundhenk, Oblong, IL; step daughter, Nila and Harold Short, Oblong, IL; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; niece Nancy Conrad and family friend Arlene Bowman who were caretakers and several nieces and nephews also survive

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Elwood Smith, 1991; husband, Harold Mundhenk, 2009; an infant son, Robert Eugene Smith, December 25, 1950; a grandson, Jeremy D. Hixon in 1982; a step-son, Kenneth Mundhenk, 2010; brothers Byrl, Gene, Harold, Howard, Charles, John and Richard and two sisters, Shelen Carlson and Elizabeth Clutts.

Funeral services will be Saturday November 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating.  Visitation will be Friday November 8, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Prior Grove Baptist Church or Meals on Wheels with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Ronald Fast
   Posted Wed November 06, 2019


Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. Bernice – thank you for being our family. We love you beyond words, Catrina & Ronnie

Phoebe Correll
   Posted Wed November 06, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Bernice's passing, such a wonderful woman, full of smiles, and a heart of gold. Thinking of you Becky and your family in this difficult time.

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