Bernadine Martha Mapel, 64, of Ocklawaha, FL, formerly of Clinton, PA, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH. Born June 20, 1946 in Sewickley, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna Romanchek Babik. She was also preceded in death by her brother William Babik. Mrs. Mapel was a homemaker and a member of the Ocala Nazarene Church. She was an active volunteer for the Red Cross and Rolling Thunder organizations. Bernadine is survived by her husband Robert N. Mapel of Ocklawaha, FL; son Roger Mapel and his wife Sherri of Weirton; daughter Kelly McDaniel and her husband Patrick of Greensboro, NC; brothers Bob Babik of Florida and Gabe Babik of Charlotte, NC; sister Rose Broder of Charlotte, NC and two grandchildren Laura and Sarah Mapel. A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 from ten until the 11am Memorial Service at the First Church of the Nazarene, 475 Colliers Way, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474.

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  1. Kelly and Roger, your mother was, and still is an angel to us all. She never knew a stranger…she made everyone a friend. For several years, I have sat with her for an hour every two weeks and laughed the whole time. She is a tremendously special person, a volunteer to many of time and love. She made the world a better place. She leaves a legacy that we should and will attempt to live up to. I know you are as proud of her as your mother, as I am a friend. God bless you all, and God bless you Bernie. Sending hugs and love, Dawn

  2. An Angel We Call Bernie On the day that you were born, God looked down and smiled. I have sent an Angel to them, To share for a little while. Bernie will be a wife, a mom, A grandmother, and a friend too. She will be a source of light, To shine on all she knew. She will leave a legacy, Of kindness, volunteer and smile. She will teach them all to love, During her little while. Now your work on earth is done, Please come and take my hand. As my Angel theres more to do, With ME in the promised land. When you hear the roar of a bike, Or see the Red Cross run, You will know that Bernie is near, Still loving everyone. Bless you Bernie. Be at peace and watch over us all. -Dawn Stewart

  3. Just wanted to let Kelly & Roger know they have our prayers and sympathy. I remember them from Bethel Christian School in the ’80’s. Mrs. Blsck

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