Elva “Berniece” Hedden, 88, of Smithfield, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Graham Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on November 13, 1929 in Lewistown to Harry W. and Emma (Dunn) Loveland. She married Dorwin W. (Salty) Hedden on July 22, 1949 in Lewistown, he survives. Also surviving are three children, Ronny E. (Debby) Mackinaw, Richard A. (Emma) Hedden of Cuba, and Kathy S. (Eric) St. Clair of Wee-ma-tuk; daughter-in-law, Pam Hedden of Ellisville; five grandchildren, Chris Mahr, Kari Simmons, Dax Hedden, Kourtney St. Clair, and Kassidy St. Clair; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elouise Harper. Berniece was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jerald “Jerry” W. Hedden, four brothers, and three sisters. Berniece was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Her greatest joy was her family. Services will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 11 to 12 p.m. Rev. Ellen Dodd will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Wiley Cemetery in Ellisville. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.