Bertha E. Patterson, 90
Posted on October 3, 2015
Bertha E. Patterson, 90, of Bluffton passed away at 12:02 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at her residence.
She was born May 14, 1925, in Etty, Ky., to George and Gracey (Fleming) Fleming. She attended a one-room schoolhouse until the eighth grade.
On Oct. 16, 1942, in Jenkins Ky., Bertha married Joseph Glen Patterson; he preceded her in death in 1964. They moved from Kentucky to Ohio, and then to Bluffton in 1964. Bertha worked for the Estey Piano Factory, Housekeeping at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic, Kitco Mfg., Westhaven Nursing Home, Meadowvale Health and Rehab Center and also Home Health Care.
She was a member of the Bluffton Church of God. She enjoyed to travel, loved gospel bluegrass music and working in her flowers. She loved spending time with her family and watching her favorite red birds.
She is survived by her children, Patsy (Benny) Fields of Bluffton, Jackie (Irene) Patterson of Kenvir, Ky., Diane (Richard) Eubank of Markle, Candy (Ronald) Daugherty of Atwater, Calif., and Linda Browning of Jacksonville, Fla. She was a loving grandma to 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren.
She is survived by two sisters, Vernie Johnson of Virgie, Ky., Hazel Meade of Jackhorn, Ky.; and two brothers, Dave Fleming of Virgie, Ky., and Chandler (Kathy) Fleming of Durand, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Alpha Elswick, and two brothers, James “Buddy” Lloyd Fleming and Herman Fleming.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Bluffton Church of God, with calling for one hour prior to the service. Pastor John Roe will officiate. Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorials may be made in honor of Bertha’s memory to the Bluffton Church of God. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.
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