EAST PEORIA - Bertha E. Toler, age 85, of East Peoria, Ill., formerly of Bay View Gardens, Ill., passed away at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Rosewood Nursing Home in East Peoria.
She was born July 22, 1928, in Cobden, Ill., to Charles and Susie (York) Newberry. She married Claude Gene Toler on May 29, 1945, in Pomona, Ill., and he passed away in 2008.
Surviving are her daughter, Brenda (Stan) Bocian of Washington, Ill., one granddaughter, Angela; and two great-grandsons, Zach and JD of Peoria Heights, Ill.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Bertha loved to sew, crochet and take long walks in the woods. She was a member of Bay View Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Ruhman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Bay Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.