Services were held Tuesday Aug. 28, 2007, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee, Rev. Eugene Murray officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee.
Bernice was born March 24, 1916 in Cherokee, to J. Edward and Pearl (Alexander) Pigott. She attended school at Immaculate Conception in Cherokee. On Feb. 8, 1938 she married Freeman Eischen in Cherokee, and the couple farmed near Cherokee for many years. Bernice loved to work on her farm, take care of her animals, and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, on Aug. 3, 1989, a brother (Paul Pigott) and a sister (Cecelia May).
Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Girardin, of Raytown, Mo.; a son, Tom Eischen, of Hollister, Mo.; brothers, Bill Pigott, and his wife, June, of Cherokee; Leo Pigott, and his wife, Nola, of Hayward, Calif.; Granddaughters, MaryAnn McCormick, and her husband, Bill, and their son, Cameron, of Lee Summit, Mo.; Linda Lujan, and her sons, Kevin and David, of Raytown, Mo.; Michelle Girardin, of Raytown, Mo.; Jackie Johnson, and her husband, Jake, and their son, Hunter, of Marcus; Barbara Eischen, of Jackson, Wyo.