Bernadette Therese Larson
Bernadette T. Larson, age 70, Sheffield Twp., died Tuesday morning at her residence with her family by her side. She courageously battled Alzheimer's Disease for the past decade.
She was born September 18, 1949 in Garfield Hts., the daughter of Bernard & Barbara (Nekic) Manley and was an area resident since 1978, coming from Garfield Hts. She was a graduate of Marymount High School Class of '67, received an Associate in Arts from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Cleveland State University and received her Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Bernadette was married to D. Jeffrey Larson on June 17, 1978 at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson.
Bernadette was a practicing attorney in Ashtabula Co. for more than 30 years and served as Jefferson Village Solicitor for five years. She was a member of the Ashtabula Co. Bar Association, where she served as the first female president of the association. Bernadette was also a member of St. Andrew's Bobola Catholic Church, was a certified Master Gardener and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff; three children, Rae (Adam) Oxley of Madison, Jeffrey (Emma) Larson of Pittsburgh, PA & Erin (Steven) Altonen of Maineville; eight grandchildren, Noah, Ellenore, Elliott, Madeline, Ethan, Finn, Olive and Baby Larson on the way; a brother, Jim Manley of Mantua and two sisters, Gloria Ezzie of Cleveland & Lenore Oley of N. Olmstead.
She was preceded in death by her parents and father and mother-in-law, John & Dixie Larson.
The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1:00 PM at St. Andrew's Bobola Church, 3700 St. Rt. 193, Kingsville, OH 44048 (Sheffield Twp.) with Fr. John Ettinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5-7 PM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 74924, Cleveland Hts., OH 44120 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are privileged to serve the Bernadette Larson family. To express condolences, view obituary or light a candle visit
Published on December 10, 2019


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Donald Coffelt
Dec 20, 2019
Thank you, Bernadette for your legal help. RIP.
Regina Richardson
Dec 18, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers!
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Belinda Coy Kaikko
Dec 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, Jeff. I have good memories of you from High School. My dad, Don Coy was a client of Berndette and talked often of the two of you. I heard of your wife's illness last year at the class reunion. I just wanted to express my condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Cheryl Kelly
Dec 15, 2019
So sorry to read of Bernadette's passing. I didn't know her just her Husband Jeff thru Ziegler and ACMC and I know he adored her. May she Rest in Peace with a healed body and mind.
Richard and Pamela Ahlman
Dec 14, 2019
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Raellen Rocco
Dec 14, 2019
Jeff so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Donna Clayman
Dec 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of the loss of the family. Bernadette helped me a lot. I'll never forget her or the family. Our deepest sympathies. The Clayman family.
Barb n David Kiphart
Dec 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of ypur loss. You stood by her . Prayers to you and the family.
Linda and Bob Dube
Dec 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Lin and Bob
Don Otto & Jan Kelley
Dec 12, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the good memories of happy times help ease your pain.
Edith Jonas
Dec 12, 2019
I have always honored and respected Attorney Bernadette Larson. She was one of the first female attorneys to practice in Ashtabula County. She forged the way for all of us that practice here now. Even though she was tough in the courtroom she always had an elegance and grace about her. I think of her often, fondly. RIP Bernadette.