Berneice Roller Obituary

Berneice Fae Roller
Berneice Fae Roller

April 5, 1936 - February 1, 2021
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Berneice Fae Roller

Berneice Fae Roller, 84, entered The Arms of Her Savior on February 1, 2021 at home surrounded by her husband and children.
She was born April 5, 1936 to Arthur and Helen (Humphry) Deeter in Holton, Kansas.
Berneice married Dale E. Roller on August 18, 1957 at The First Christian Church, Holton, Kansas.
She graduated from Holton High School in 1954 and attended Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma and finished her Early Education degree at Emporia State University.
She worked as a Kindergarten Teacher at Simms Elementary, Wichita Kansas in 1956-1957. In 1968 she started Jack and Jill Preschool in her home in Leavenworth Kansas and moved it to the First Christian Church, Leavenworth, KS where it is 53 years old this year. She retired from Jack and Jill in 1988 and Started "Grammas Angels Daycare" in her home where she cared for over 50 babies ages 2 and under including her granddaughters. She retired in 1998.
Bernie had a true love of children. Her legacy will live on through the thousands of children that she touched with her love. She loved them all MORE.
Most importantly, she was a woman of strong faith in Jesus. She truly embodied The Fruits of The Spirit.... SHE WAS love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Bernie was a member of The First United Methodist Church, Leavenworth, KS. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a Member of the PEO and a volunteer at the Heritage Center, Leavenworth, Kansas and the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth, KS. She enjoyed cross stitching, quilting and loving on her grandchildren.
Bernie is survived by her husband Dale Roller, Leavenworth, KS, 2 sons Tim (Becky) Roller, Anderson, SC and Jay (Barb) Roller, Leavenworth, KS, Daughter Jennifer (Nick) Keller, Home, KS. Grandchildren Ashley and Megan Roller, Leavenworth, KS, Brooke (Chase) Davis, Little Elm, TX, Anna Roller, Colorado Springs, CO. Donald (Toni) Roller, Anderson, SC, Brendan (Mackenzie) Keller, Minot, ND, Victoria, Myah, Cathryn, Wyatt, Jett and Blakely Keller, Home, KS. 3 Great Grandchildren Evaley and Amzie Davis, Little Elm, TX and Wilder Lathan, Colorado Springs, CO.
She was preceded in death by her Mother Helen Humphry Deeter, Her parents Arthur and Claridel Deeter, Her sisters Marilyn Helms and Beatrice Dewell and her Brothers Allen and Jack Deeter. Nephew Brett Dewell.
A big thank you from the family to Faith Hospice, Gladstone Missouri.
Memorials may be given to Jack and Jill Preschool, Leavenworth, KS, The CW Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth, KS or The Heritage Center, Leavenworth, KS.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10am April 3, 2021 at 10am at the First United Methodist Church, Leavenworth, KS. A private family burial will take place at The Holton Cemetery.
Berneice was a member of the Kansas Cremation Service. Online guestbook and obituary at




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