She was born in Linton on February 6, 1924, the daughter of Curtis Gilligan and Loyce Stafford Gilligan.
She was a member of the Linton Church of Christ, and was a retired nurse
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, also her husband, Robert Boone in 2002, a daughter, Roberta Lee Boone, and one sister, Joanna Gilligan.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Boone- Osbon of Venice, Fl., Judy Harless (Bill) of Dublin, Oh.; four grandchildren, Shellie Sullivan, Jennifer Stevens, Jeffrey Robertson, and Valeri Allen; six great-grandchildren, Jessica Beaty, Jacob Gadberry, Corey Stevens, Travis Stevens, Ricky Thurman,Caelan Sullivan, and two great great grand-children, Madison and Myah Stevens.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 18 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Bro. Jerry Carmichael officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.