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Bertha G. Merry

(April 24th, 1918 - January 3rd, 2016)

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Gebka Albertha Saathoff Merry was born April 24, 1918 in Pierre, South Dakota to Henry and Grace (Aden) Saathoff.  She went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 3, 2016. “Bertie” was baptized as an infant and kept her faith strong throughout the years.  On June 17, 1938 she married Clyde H. Merry and had two sons and a daughter, Ron, Linda Rae and Denny.  “Bertie” loved to travel, be with her family and enjoyed the outdoors. She is survived by her son Ron and wife Cindy Merry and children Christine Volkmer and husband Jeff; Cory Neth and husband Kevin; Chan Merry and wife Brenda.  Her son Denny and wife Nancy and children Kendal Merry and wife Amanda; Julie “Joey” Cogdill and husband Brian; Leigha DeBell and husband James.  Also a brother Curtis Saathoff and wife Norma of Lincoln Nebraska.  Along with many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an older brother Ralph, loving husband Clyde and daughter Linda Rae.   Her legacy was an abundance of love, tea parties under the dining room table and wonderful meals centered around her warm kitchen.  She will live on in her family’s hearts for years to come.  With “Bertie” being a breast cancer survivor since 1953, the family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the local O’Reilly Breast Cancer Foundation. Memorial funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 8, 2016 in Barnes Family Funeral, Ozark with Pastor Phyllis Winzenried officiating. Private family internment in Pinecrest Cemetery, Kimberling City, MO will be at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com .

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