Bertha McKinley

Bertha McKinleyBertha M. McKinley, 89, of Lewistown died at 3:32 p.m. April 15, 2011, at Graham Hospital Extended Care.

She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Ellisville, a daughter of Henry J. and Nancy M. (Ashby) Wilson. She married Albert R. McKinley on Feb. 19, 1938, in Lewistown. He died Feb. 25, 2003.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Eldon (and Linda) McKinley of Carthage and John (and Marcia) McKinley of Williamsburg, Iowa; one daughter, Carol (and Frank) Yocum of Ipava; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was an Avon representative for 48 years.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Danie deBeer officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to Graham Hospital Extended Care Activity Fund or Lewistown First Presbyterian Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/20/2011

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