December 1, 2008
East Three Associate Berniece (Bea) Simshauser passed away in December 2008 following an extended illness. Berniece is survived by her husband, Associate Clarence Simshauser. They were married on Valentine’s Day in 1939 and resided in Winamac, Indiana. Bea was 90 years old.
Bea is also survived by a daughter and a son; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers in Winamac.
Bea made her first Commitment as an Associate in 1987. In 2007, at Gathering VIII, she was recognized for her 20th Anniversary in the Associate Community. Clarence and Bea participated in many Associate gatherings at the Motherhouse over the years. They also participated in the Senior Summer Program at Donaldson in the past.
A Memorial Service was held for Bea in January 2009
May Bea rest in peace.