BERTHA MARIE BOOKER (NEE EVANS) PORTAGE, IN Bertha Marie Booker (nee Evans), age 70 of Portage, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009. She was born November 21, 1938 in Borderland, West Virginia. She was a Portage resident for the past five years and was a former longtime Chicago resident. Bertha was a member of the Armitage Baptist Church in Chicago. She loved singing in the choir, reading, and watching and listening to her favorite gospel groups. Bertha is survived by her mother, Iris Berg of Tucson, AZ; husband, Kenneth Booker of Chicago, IL; five daughters: Karen Hensley of Chicago, IL; Tammy Berg of Portage, Colleen (John) Sayre of Medford, WI, Vicky (Carlos) Erbes of Portage and Glenda Hensley of Gary; two brothers: Fred (Julia) Evans of TN and Kenneth Evans of AZ; two sisters: Jean Bailey of AZ and Loretta Wilson of AZ; one aunt, Jeanie Turner of AZ; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other family. She was preceded in death by her father, Millard Evans; and her first husband, Zane Hensley. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 9, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel, 3781 Central Ave., Lake Station. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery, Portage. Visitation is Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel. Call (219) 962-1606 or online at www.Reesfuneralhomes.com.
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3781 Central Ave. Lake Station, IN 46405
Published in The Times on Oct. 7, 2009