Bertha Louise Bauer, 90, of Leon, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.
She was born Nov. 23, 1916 in Middleport, Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy and Bertha Buckalew, being the youngest of three siblings, including the late Bacyle Buckalew and Genevieve Eilene Riffle.
She was the loving, caring wife of 57 years to the late Sidney Bauer, who went to be with the Lord March 12, 1995.
She was a born-again Christian and taught Sunday School for many years at Baden Presbyterian Church, where she was a longtime member.
She was the loving and devoted mother of seven children, including Vallie Russell (Iris) Bauer of Merango, Ohio, Sidney Earl (Nancy) Bauer Jr. of Letart, Roberta (Marvin) Coleman of Kenna and Mary Ann (Darrell) Herdman of Leon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant daughter and a son, Charles Ray Bauer, who died at the age of one month; daughter, Carol Jane Magill, who passed away Sept. 3, 2003 at the age of 55; a grandson, Daniel; and three great-grandchildren, Samantha Payne, Corbett Halterman Jr. and Ira Runyon.
She also is survived by her grandchildren, Sidney Earl Bauer III, Jennifer McDade, Bryon McDade, Paula Jeffers, Chucky McDade, Tina Runyon, Cindy Smith, Darrell Herdman Jr., Mary Lynnette, Jason and Daniel Daniels, Andrea Piotti, Janet Magill and Robin Eads; great-grandchildren, Anna Mae Stover, T.J. Payne, Todd McDade, Nicole Ramsey, Corey Tucker, Magan Tucker, Cassie Jeffers, Amy Halterman, Naomi Runyon, Michael Runyon, Michael Sayre, Holly Oldaker, Kristin Smith, Jayson Smith, D.W. Herdman III, Ethen Herdman, Joseph Herdman, Jamie Herdman, Emily Daniels, Kelcia Eads and Bryanna Eads; and great-great-grandchildren, Keshua Stover, Austin Payne and Brooklyn Sayre.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 at Baden Presbyterian Church in Leon with the Revs. Lewis Park Hussell and Chris Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sidney Bauer III, Darrell Herdman Jr., Chucky McDade, Paul Jeffers, Adam Daniels and D.W. Herdman.
Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is assisting the family. Condolence may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.