Mary “Berniece” Wiggs, of North Webster, passed away quietly at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the age of 101.
Born on April 1, 1921, in Fairmount, Indiana, she was the daughter of Burnis and Rebecca Dickey (Pinkerman). Berniece served her country in the United States Army during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps. She was united in marriage to Billy J Wiggs in Alexandria. They spent 60 years together before his passing in 2004.
Berniece was a jack of all trades, working several jobs throughout her life. She was a beautician, stock clerk, assembly worker, and a floral delivery driver but mostly a loving and supportive wife and mother. Berniece was an avid greenhouse visitor, morel mushroom hunter, & gardener. She was also proud of her service in the US Army, becoming a life member of the American Legion North Webster Post 253 and a founding member for Women in Military Service Washington DC. As the result of the help of the North Webster Community and friends, Berniece was able to reside in her home until the age of 98. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Those who survive with broken hearts include her daughters, Roberta Wiggs of Spokane, WA and Rebecca Wiggs Barker of Rhinelander, WI; grandchildren, Haly (Joe) Barker Schultz of Neillsville, WI, Wade (Rachel) Barker of Allison Park, PA. Grand children Mark Wiggs of Kosciusko County, Chris Wiggs & spouse of North Webster, and Joe Wiggs of North Webster. Great grandchildren Zeb, Halo, Eden, Audrey, Valerie, Hailey, Mark Wiggs Jr, Vivian and Gavin. She is further survived by many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in passing by her parents, husband, and sons, Gregory and Mark Wiggs.
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with the care of Berniece. Per her wishes, no public services will be held. She will be laid to rest at Anderson Memorial Park. Her family extends great appreciation to The City of North Webster, The North Webster American Legion & Auxiliary, Bart & Cinda Culver, Linda Land, Harry Kyler, Jennifer Weaver, neighbor Sammy, Betty Kayler, Niece Diane Ellis & spouse Tom & family, nephew Dennis Durzinsky & partner San Tran, Kris Myers and family, Dan & Linda Strombeck, Cama & Tim Strombeck, cousins/California Kids Linda, Francine & Rick, Sue’s Creations & family, Bart’s Water Sports & Staff, Meals on Wheels, Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice staff & aides especially-Nurse Lindy D & Nurse Rachael, Millers Assisted Living staff & Tracey Miner, Miller’s Senior Care Warsaw staff & Amber Blevins. Key Bank Syracuse staff & Amy Rensberger, Key Bank Wilber WA-Marivic Stewart. To leave a condolence, please visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com