Bernice Coyle, age 85, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, December 3, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 85 year-old Bernice Coyle will be Saturday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the St. Pal Catholic Church. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Catholic Church.
She was born December 15, 1928, in East Saint Louis, IL, the daughter of Cleveland and Flossie (nee Frost) Tatum.
On August 16, 1947, she married James J. Anton who passed away on November 19, 1977. She later Melvin L. Coyle in 1991 and he passed away September 21, 2009.
She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a volunteer for Saint Joseph Hospital Auxiliary.
Bernice had many hobbies. She loved her pet birds, and loved to paint pictures. She traveled to Branson and Florida yearly, and enjoyed going to the Casino. She liked to sew and crochet and loved spending time with her family, friends and neighbors.
Daughter – Judith A. Anton, Saint Louis, MO
Daughter – Linda S. (Jim) Buss, Mulberry Grove, IL
Daughter – Katherine M. Jones, Saint Louis, MO
Daughter – Tina M. Westcott, Highland, IL
Son – James E. (Debbie) Anton, Ozark, MO
Grandchild – Karen (Kris) DeLisle
Grandchild – Tonya (Mike) Drake
Grandchild – Jenny (Bob) Pearman
Grandchild – Joseph Smith
Grandchild – Danny Smith
Grandchild – Stephanie (Shawn) Self
Grandchild – Briana Anton
Grandchild – Christopher Anton
Great Grandchild – Brandon Pearman
Great Grandchild – Kristopher DeLisle
Great Grandchild – Kyra Drake
Great Grandchild – Kaleb DeLisle
Great Grandchild – Avery Self
Great Grandchild – Hunter Self
Great Grandchild – Dakota Drake
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Cleveland Tatum
Mother – Flossie Tatum nee Frost
First Husband – James J. Anton
Second Husband – Melvin L. Coyle
Sister – Geraldine Haege
Sister – Ruby Boyer
Brother – Clarence Tatum
Brother – Leonard Tatum
Brother – Harry Tatum
Son In-law – Kenneth E. Teasley died May 7, 1998