Bertha Marie (Pettit) Wood
Bertha Marie Wood, age 98, formerly of Broadway Street in Shelby, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
She was born on December 28, 1913 in Plymouth, Ohio, the daughter of the late Willard and Oma (Akers) Pettit. Bertha was a 1931 graduate of Shelby High School and a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University. She was a 36 year employee of the Shelby Autocall, and prior to that, had worked 6 years at the Shelby Spring Hinge. Bertha was a charter member of the Shelby Church of the Nazarene where she was very active, even playing softball on the church team at 80 years old! Though she lived a long life, Bertha would only want to be remembered as a devout Christian.
Surviving are: Nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends-including a lifelong special friend, Bea Hall. Bertha was preceded in death by: her husband, William Wood in 1958; an aunt who raised her, Amy Payne; a sister, Irene Bukowski; and her step mother, Pauline Pettit.
Friends may call on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Shelby Church of the Nazarene, 169 Mansfield Avenue from 1-2 PM where services will be held at 2 PM conducted by Rev. Lester Champer. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Shelby Helpline. The Turner Funeral Home is handling Bertha’s arrangements.
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