BERTHA O. STEWART
Bertha O. Stewart, 87, of McConnelsville, formerly of Rittman, passed away June 4, 2019, at Highland Oaks Health Center in McConnelsville, Ohio, following a period of declining health.
She was born April 15, 1932, in Sardis, to the late Oscar and Anna May (Conley) Stewart and lived and worked in Rittman for 50 years.
Bertha and her family moved to the Sterling area in 1944 where she graduated fourth in her class in 1951. She was employed as a crossing guard and restaurant cook. She had a sweet gentle spirit and a friendly smile for everyone. To know her was to love her. Once she knew your name she never forgot it. Bertha had a phenomenal memory and a quick wit.
Her interests were many and varied. She was a horticulturist, an avid genealogist, a poet, a dog lover and enjoyed all social activities.
Bertha will be missed greatly by her family, all of her co-resident friends at Highland Oaks, many of her classmates from Sterling, and a close personal friend. She will never be forgotten for her beautiful personality. Her love lives on in our hearts.
Surviving is sister-in-law, Shirley Stewart; nephew, James (Okun) Stewart; niece Rhonda Bowman, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Victor Stewart.
Graveside services were held at noon on Monday, June 10 at Mt. Olive Cemetery, County Road 10, Sardis.
There were no calling hours or funeral service.
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