Archive for Thursday, September 28, 2006

Bertha Willard

1917-2006

September 28, 2006

Graveside service for Bertha A. Willard, 89, of Leavenworth, formerly of Preston, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Great Bend Cemetery.

Mrs. Willard died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Country Care of Easton.

She was born April l6, 1917, in Ellis County, the daughter of Alex F. and Theresia (Dreher) Weinmeier.

Mrs. Willard had been a sales clerk at McDonald Department Store, Great Bend. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Leavenworth and was a past member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Great Bend.

She married William C. Willard on Nov. 7, 1942, in San Bernadino, Calif. He died April 14, 1994.

Survivors include a daughter Jerys R. Krug, Leavenworth; two sisters, Cecelia Heaton and Mary Allmon, both of Lee's Summit, Mo.; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Odyssey Hospice or Country Care, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

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