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Bertha M. Sanns

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Bertha M. Sanns

MARBLEHEAD: Bertha M. Sanns, 77, of Marblehead, OH, passed away, Monday, July 22, 2013 at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, OH.

She was born on November 23, 1935, in Minford, OH, the daughter of Monroe and Flossie (Dutton) Fannin. On August 9, 1963 she married Richard L. Sanns in Marysville, OH, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2003.

Bertha worked as a desk clerk at Our Guest Inn in Port Clinton, for 14 years and 31 years for Ranco in Plain City, OH. She was very involved with charity work. Bertha volunteered for Easter Seals of Central, OH where she received the Jimmy Crum Golden Lily award, she was a member of the Moose Lodge #1610 and Women of the Moose #281, where she received the College of Regions award, David W. Leonard Aerie #2295 in Port Clinton, the American Legion Auxiliary Post #113, Blue Star Mothers and Disabled American Veterans of Marysville and Plain City, OH, she was the District 11 president with the Plain City, OH, VFW Auxiliary Post #3268.

Bertha will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Survivors include: special friend, Garrett Lee of Port Clinton; sons, James (Melody) Burchett of Phoenix, AZ, Donald Burchett and Randall (Joan) Burchett both of Plain City, Douglas (Donna) Webb and Dennis Webb both of Marysville; special daughters, Kate Butcher of Charleston, WV and Twyla Webb of Marysville, OH; six grandchildren, Virgil Erb, Courtney Morant, Shannon Bodine, Chelsea Burchett, Dustin Burchett and Austin Burchett; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Chester Fannin and sister-in-law: Violet Fannin.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Sanns; parents; sisters, Inis Rick, Clifton Bitzer, Ulia Fannin, Gladys Godfrey and Ethel Burdette; brothers, Arthur Fannin and Teddie Fannin.

Visitation will be 3-6pm, Thursday, July 25, 2013 in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH, followed by a Women of the Moose service at 6:00pm. Interment will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Easter Seals of Central, Ohio, 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, OH 43026 or Moose Charities % Moose Lodge #1610, 1105 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton, OH 43452. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in the News Herald on July 24, 2013
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