Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Bertha Mae Edmiston, 97, formerly of 523 Lisle St., Celina, died at 5 p.m. March 9, 2009, at The Gardens of Celina.
She was born Dec. 9, 1911, in Montezuma, to Cloid D. and Sarah C. Yaney Tobin. On Nov. 29, 1928, she married Harold O. Edmiston, who died Aug. 2, 1992.
Survivors include two sons, Cloid B. "Ted" (Sue) Edmiston, Piqua, and Mickey L. (Shirley) Edmiston, New Haven, Ind.; a daughter, Marcieta (Leon) Brookhart, Celina; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Tobin, Montezuma; and a sister, June Miller, Celina.
Deceased are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Thelma Tobin and James K. and Lenora Tobin; a son-in-law, Leon Brookhart; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Miller.
She was a licensed practical nurse for 14 years and retired from the former Gibbons Hospital, Celina. She was a Gray Lady for the American Red Cross. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, and the president of its Women's Society for two years. She was past matron of the Celina Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a past matron of Rebecca Lodge.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences can be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
Contributions can be made to the church.
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