BERNICE “BABE” TANNER, 91 | WCCS AM1160 & 101.1FM
Bernice (Babe) Tanner, 91, died unexpectedly on September 15, 2021. She currently resided at Moorehead Place Senior Living Community, where she enjoyed socializing with her peers and staff. She was eager to participate in all activities and was always on the front line. She was born on December 20, 1929 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Samuel and Flora (Sebring) Poole.
She was a member of the Homer City United Methodist Church where she served on various committees. She devoted her life to her family, leaving her position as a waitress at the Holiday Inn. Babe was a farm girl at heart. She told her children and grandchildren many stories about life on the Brush Valley farm with her mother, father and 11 siblings. His favorite hobbies and pastimes included baking, shopping with family and friends, keeping a spotless home, and most importantly spending time with family. She has always provided support and love to her family and instilled strong values in them that have served them well. Everyone who knew Babe was touched by his kindness. She will be missed more than words can tell.
On July 1, 1950, she married Richard (Dick) Tanner. Together, they had 2 wonderful children of whom they were very proud.
Babe is survived by her son, Larry (Shirlee) Tanner of Homer City, her grandchildren, Eric (Kelly) Rokosky of Selinsgrove, PA; Kevin (Ellen) Tanner of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Craig (Dayna) Tanner of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; and great-grandchildren, Garrett, Caleb, Ethan, Sydney, Sean, Brooke; her great-granddog, Nico and several nieces and nephews.
Babe was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Richard, her daughter, Mary, her son-in-law, Bill, and her brothers, Russell, LeRoy, Chester, Bruce, Wayne, Paul, Richard and James; and sisters Louise, June and Hester.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Homer City United Methodist Church, 2 South Main Street, Homer City, Pa. 15748.
Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City are in charge of the arrangements. To donate or sign the guestbook online, please visit www.bowserfh.com.