Berdena I. Vance

Gowanda, NY Berdena I. Vance ,85, of Vail Rd passed away (Wednesday November 27, 2013) at the Gowanda Nursing Home.

She was born May 5, 1928 in Collins, NY the daughter of the late Allen and Vera (Allen) Hopp.

On June 12, 1948 she married James E. Vance who predeceased her on April 4, 2012.

Mrs. Vance was a Personnel Clerk at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center for 23 years until her retirement. She was a 35 years member of the Gowanda American Legion Aux. and was Secretary for Pine Grove Cemetery in Gowanda and a member of the Gowanda United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter; Sherry (Paul) Keller of South Dayton, NY; a son Larry Vance of Gowanda; a granddaughter Chelsea Allen. Also surviving is a brother Darwin (Marilyn) Hopp of Gowanda, NY and a sister Marsha Johnson of LeRoy, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street Gowanda, NY on December 1, 2013 from 1-4p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday December 2, 2013 at 11a.m. from the funeral home.

Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Nursing Home.