JENNIE SUE BERLIN VALPARAISO, IN Jennie Sue Berlin (nee Allen), 93, of Valparaiso, passed away August 10, 2013 at Whispering Pines. Jennie Sue was born April 10, 1920 in Ellenboro, NC to Joseph Samuel and Delilah (Harrill) Allen. She graduated from Ellenboro High School and Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. After graduation, she worked at the college as a secretary to both the Dean and President. Also, while living in North Carolina, she worked for the North Carolina Education Association as secretary to the Editor of the teacher's magazine. In Valparaiso she worked at the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, Allanson Insurance, E.A. LaCount Real Estate and was administration assistant to several General Managers of Indiana General for twenty seven years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and after retirement did volunteer work in the church office as well as Porter Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Berlin; her parents; three brothers; two sisters; and beloved grandson, Christopher Bluhm. She is survived by two daughters: Susan (Richard) Tamburini and Rebekah E. Bluhm; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dolores Berlin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 3401 N. Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN with Rev. Gretchen Seidler-Gibbs officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso and Friday from 9:00 AM until time of services at the Church. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Ellenboro Presbyterian Church, Ellenboro, NC. 28040 or VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383. To sign a guestbook for Jennie Sue, please visit bartholomewnewhard.com.
Published in The Times on Aug. 14, 2013