Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bertha B. (Storms) Roper 1903-1986

Bertha B. Roper was born a daughter of Elmer F. Storms and Anna (Mercer) Storms September 17, 1903 in Grenola, Kansas, and she departed this life February 1, 1986 in the Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Waynesville, Missouri having attended the age of 82 years, four months, and 17 days.

She accepted Christ and was baptized at a very early age, and she enjoyed going to church as long as her health permitted.  She was an avid Bible reader and found great contentment from the Scriptures.

Bertha was united in marriage to Harry E. Chase on August 30, 1922 while living in Howard, Kansas, and to this union two daughters were born.  Mr. Chase preceded her in death, May 8, 1957.

On April 9, 1970 she married Ralph E. Roper and they made their home in Donna, Texas.  Mr. Roper preceded her in death April 11, 1979.  She then moved to Waynesville, Missouri and made her home at Sunset Village of the Ozarks.  She became a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Waynesville.

Bertha was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She is survived by her two daughters: Shirley Holt of Waynesville, Missouri, and Betty Cottrell of Spanaway, Washington; two step-sons: Laurel Roper of Toledo, Ohio, and S.K. Roper of Garden City, Kansas; two step-daughters: Ruth Burke of Eureka, Kansas, and Ruby Sanders of Odessa, Texas; two sisters: Violet McAlister of Moline, Kansas; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, and friends.

She was also preceded in death in addition to the above mentioned by her parents, and one sister.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 4, 1986 at 1:00 p.m. in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lee Schaffer, officiating.

Music was provided by soloist, Janell Walters, and organist, Dorothy Moore.

Interment was held Wednesday, February 5, 1986 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kansas under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel, Waynesville, Missouri.

A memorial has been established to the Westside Baptist Church Building Fund.

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