Obituary

Bertha Ganger

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PIQUA — Bertha I. Ganger, 88, of Piqua, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Piqua Manor.

She was born April 23, 1925, in Cynthian Township, Shelby County, to the late Palmer and Carrie Lucille (Owen) Watkins. Bertha married William M. Ganger on June 18, 1945 in Sidney; he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2013.

Mrs. Ganger is survived by six children, Pauline Ganger (late husband James Dudley), of Piqua, Robert (Brenda) Ganger, of Sidney, Brenda (Michael) Ward, of Piqua, Steven Ganger, of Fort Loramie, Gregory (Tamara) Ganger, of Houston, and Shirley (Scott) Cantrell, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Olive (Don) Perin, of Marion, Zenith Johnson, of Gallipolis; two brothers, Willard Watkins, of Sidney, James (Leatha) Watkins, of Quincy; three sisters-in-law, Helen Watkins, of Minster, Hettie Watkins, of Livingston, Tenn., Anna Watkins, of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ganger; a sister, Lerna (Hugo) Stachoski; and four brothers, Joseph (Gladys), Wright, George and John Watkins.

Bertha was a 1943 graduate of Sidney High School and retired from the former Piqua Memorial Hospital after 23 years as a nurse's aide. Following retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards with friends from Houston, and watching the Cincinnati Reds on television with her husband, Bill. She was a member of the Houston Congregational Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a lifetime member of the Ladies' Aid.

A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in Houston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Houston Congregational Christian Church, 4883 Russia-Houston Road, Houston, OH 45333. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.


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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2014