BOWERS, Bertha Blanche Starkey

BOWERS, Bertha Blanche Starkey, 85, of Jefferson County, Ohio, passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

She was born on August 19, 1927, in Belmont County, the daughter of the late Christopher and Martha Russell Starkey.

Bertha was a homemaker and a caretaker and a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Theodore Bowers, in 2009; a daughter, Patricia Sheridan; one brother; and four sisters.

Mrs. Bowers is survived by three sons, Jerrone A. Bowers of Columbus, Ohio, Gary R. (Corbey) Bowers of Bridgeport, Ohio, Glen C. Bowers of Barton, Ohio; one daughter, Mary (Bill) Meyers, Belmont, Ohio; son-in-law, William Sheridan, Irvin, Texas; two sisters, JoAnn (Ed) Vossen, of Wheeling, WV, Irene Brewer, of Corpus Christie, Texas; brother, Willie Starkey, Warwood, WV; and 19 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grand children.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 3545 Jacob St., South Wheeling, where services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Bryan Carpenter officiating.

Interment will be held in Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio.

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