Friday, January 26th, 2007
Former St. Marys resident Bertha Karcher, 95, of Ottawa, died Jan. 24, 2007, at Norton Suburban Hospital, Louisville, Ky.
She was born March 3, 1911, in Ottawa, to Ernest and Adele Hornung Yaufman. On July 20, 1937, she married Charles M. Karcher, who died Nov. 28, 2003.
Survivors are a daughter, Lyn (Tom) Mattingly, Louisville; two brothers, John (Ann) Yaufman, Ottawa, and James (Mary) Yaufman, Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Julie (John) Ruen, Ottawa; a son-in-law, Lefty Lewis, Little River, S.C.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Sharon Marie Lewis; a brother, Merle Yaufman; and a sister, Helen Smith.
She was a homemaker and member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia, all of Ottawa.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Tom Hemm officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, with a scripture service at 2:30 p.m. and a rosary led by the Catholic Ladies of Columbia at 7 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the church school education foundation.
Condolences may be sent to www.lovefuneralhome.com.