Bernice Lou Buchanan, 80, of Shelbyville, IL passed from this life at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday (July 15, 2014) at St. Maryís Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Bernice, or as a lot of folks knew her as Lou, was born to Claude Reid and Lola Chamberlin Buchanan on June 1, 1934 at Herrick, IL. Lou attended the one room school at Pleasant Union, rural Herrick, and then Cowden High School. After graduating school, Lou worked for the Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville until the factory closed in the early 1970ís.

Louís parents and brothers, Wilmer R. (Buck) and Ross T. Sr. (Bud) and Maurice preceded her in death.

Lou is survived by several nieces and and nephews and cousins and also the caring staff of Shelbyville Rehabilitation & Health Care.

Graveside services only for the family will be held at Myers Cemetery at Herrick, IL. Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden.