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Bernadine (Key) Pound

January 31, 1942 — July 3, 2022

Bernadine Pound


Bernadine Key was born January 31, 1942, in Fredonia, Kansas. She was the seventh child of 13, born to Ralph Key and Aline Scannel Key of rural Fredonia.
Bernadine grew up on the family farm south of Fredonia and attended the Fredonia school system, including the former Butts School and as well, the old Mound School.
In 1960, she married Robert Pound of Fredonia, and they later divorced in 1970.
She was mother to five children, Connie, Rhonda, Renee, Tonya, Garrett and one grandson, Justin whom grew up under her care.


Bernadine loved spending time with her family. Anytime was a good time to get together! Sometime around the early 80’s, she became known as, “Grandma Red”, thanks in part to her lovely auburn hair and teasing imaginations of her grandsons. She always made her grandkids feel special and she was dearly loved by them. Something she enjoyed was finding unique and memorable ways to make a kid laugh! She particularly enjoyed playing games and telling funny stories to her grandchildren and later, the great grandchildren, when they were young, and she formed bonds with each of them at one time or another, and she was always a popular and well loved by them in return.
She loved listening to old school country music. Loretta Lynn was among her favorites.
She also loved playing Pitch! Pitch was played for many generations in the Key family, and there were always people willing to play! Nothing brought her more pleasure than kicking someone's butt badly during a game of Pitch, and she kicked one and all at various times of her life.!

She was an excellent cook and loved gathering Pecans in the fall. She was a huge figure in the lives of her children and grandchildren and she will be lovingly remembered and always missed.


Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents:
Ralph and Aline (Scannel) Key 5 Brothers:
Bill Key, Benjamin Key, Bob Key, Barry Key and Bryan Key. 4 Sisters:
Brenda (Key) Kopf, Burma Ann (Key) Burroughs, Betty Lou (Key) Caylor, and Bernetta (Key) Johnson.
2 Granddaughters:
Jaime Brooke Sele (Connie) Kayla Powell (Rhonda)
And 1 great grandson:
Shyler Joseph David Dodge (Lauren Larson Allen)


She is survived by her children:
Connie and David Wilhite of Parsons, Ks Rhonda and Greg Powell of Fredonia, Ks Renee and Mark Voth of Chanute, Ks Tonya and Steve Tanner of Sycamore, Ks Justin Pound of Fredonia, Ks
and
Garrett Pound and of the home.



3 Sisters and 1 Brother-in-Law:
Betsy Thornton of Carthage, Missouri Becky Kingsbury of Carthage, Missouri
Bonnie and Richard Barron of Fredonia, Kansas


11 Grand Children:
(**22 Great-grandchildren:) Richard and Kristen Sele,
**Joseph


Christopher Sele,
**Brooklyn


Autumn (Larson)and David Gillett
**Logan, Addyson, Easton, Larson


Lauren (Larson) and Bryson Allen
**Shaiden and Serenity Dodge, Emma Rose White, Addylen, Zayden and Brady Allen


Justin Pound
** Kaelynn

Tiffany Laurence
**Taylor Powell

Stephanie Powell
** Maylee and Lakein Powell

Eric Powell
**Ian Powell



Cory and Marry Voth
** William and Connor Voth


Tyler and Melissa Tanner
**Caden Mackey and Corbyn Tanner

Steven Tanner
**Maison Tanner

Charity

And a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins that were often in her thoughts and always close to her heart.

Celebration of Life Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Wickham Family Funeral Home, 510 North 7th, Fredonia, Kansas 66736.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 8, 2022 at the funeral home.

Memorial remembrances are suggested to Fredonia Pound Pals or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and they may be left or mailed to the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, July 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Fredonia

510 North 7th Street, Fredonia, KS 66736

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Fredonia

510 North 7th Street, Fredonia, KS 66736

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