Bernice L. Liebig, 100, 2130 Harrison, Quincy, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at the Good Samaritan Home at 6A.M.
She was born November 18, 1899 in Quincy, Illinois at the Liebig home on River Hill at 300 Payson on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the daughter of Jesse F. Liebig and Anna Hauter Liebig. About 1900, Ms Liebig's grandfather founded J.P.Liebig & Son Ice, Coal & Wood Company, which was located at 3rd and Payson for many years. Her grandmother, Hannah Heitland Liebig, served biscuits to Abraham Lincoln when he was a guest in the Browning residence during the Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Ms. Liebig left high school in her senior year and began working in September 1918 in the office at Excelsior Stove & Mfg. Co. and remained there for 34 years until 1952. In 1952 she went to work in the office at Heintz Electric for 12 years, retiring in 1964. Her interests included quilting and antiques, having attended many area auctions with her mother in earlier years. For many years, Ms. Liebig assisted members of the Blind Club. Ms. Liebig was devoted to her family and kept meticulous records of the familly history. She was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and the Coatsburg Cemetery Association.
Survivors include 2 sisters Gladys Peters, Quincy; Jessie Wavering, Quincy; a niece, Kay Wilkinson and her husband, Maurice, Denton, TX.; a nephew, Gary Dunham and his wife Linda, Moorpark, CA.; a grandniece, Leslie Dunham, Moorpark, CA.; 4 cousins, Richard Liebig and his wife Peg, Quincy; John P. Liebig and his wife Gayle, Quincy; Ollie Best, Quincy; Emily Hoener, Quincy. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2PM in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Schuette officiating. Burial in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois.
The family will receive friends from 4 TO 7pm Friday at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ andor Charity of the donor's choice .