Bernita A. Voorhees

Jun 4, 2021
Voorhees, Bernita


Funeral Services will be 10:30 Thursday, June 10, 2021 Kearns Funeral Service, Waterloo



Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the Kearns Funeral Service


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Memorials may be directed to the American Red Cross Black Hawk County Chapter


Bernita A. Voorhees, 78, of Waterloo, died June 4, 2021 at the MercyOne Waterloo.  She was born March 20, 1943 in Waterloo, daughter of Richard and Kathryn Mingus Scarbrough.  She attended the Waterloo Schools. Bernita married Lynn Lawson January 6, 1962 in Waterloo.  He died May 16,1973.  Later she married James K. Voorhees. They later divorced.                                                                                                                          

She was a member of the Waterloo AmVets Post 19.  She enjoyed crocheting blankets and broomstick lace, going to the casinos, especially Tama, and gardening with her sister, Della. She volunteered at the American Red Cross and was a Gold Star Member with the American Cancer Society.

Bernita is survived by her son, Kenneth (Stacey) Lawson, Brainerd, MN. Daughter, Joan R. (Christine Waytenick) Cedar Falls. Four grandchildren: Anita Perkins, Rae Lawson, Brick Lawson and Liv Lawson. Sister: Della (Jerry)Wilson, Hudson. Brothers: Dick (Sue) Scarbrough, Independence, Mike (Judy) Scarbrough, Waterloo, Nick (Kristy) Scarbrough, Waterloo.  Good Friend, Kathy Caya, Waterloo

She was preceded in death by her husband.

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  1. Tom Moore | Jun 07, 2021

    Kenny and Joan I'm so sorry to her about mom... you guys were always nice to me and took me in. I'll always remember the times at the house on 9th st and how you guys treated me like family doing high school. The life lessons she gave me will always be in my mind. Love and prayers to both of you and your families...

    Tom Moore

  2. Barbara Gray | Jun 07, 2021
    So Sad to hear of Bernita's passing. She was loved by Securasitter workers Always pleasant and thankful She will be missed...Barbara Ann

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