Bertha (Brown) Tothero

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Bertha Marie (Brown) Tothero, 91, formerly of Rockland Township, passed away February 4, 2019, at Kutztown Manor, Kutztown. She was the widow of Warren Kenneth Tothero Sr., who died December 20, 1999.

Born March 12, 1927, in Baumstown, she was a daughter of the late James and Katherine Brown.

Bertha was employed as a packer with Penn Dutch Cookies, Fleetwood, for over 20 years, retiring in 1977.

Surviving are her five children: Doris Ernest, of Spring Township; Warren K. Tothero Jr., of Kutztown; Sandra M. (Tothero), wife of Richard D. Brown, of Muhlenberg

Township; Nancy J. (Tothero) Heckman, of Reading; and Donna M. (Tothero) Conrad, of Reading. Other survivors include her sister, Betty Pfautz, of Exeter Township; 12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by an infant son, William; two grandchildren, Timothy and Lisa; and by four siblings: James, John, Samuel and Hannah.

Services will be held Saturday, February 9th, at 11 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 423 Main St., Oley. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow at Spies-Zion Cemetery, Alsace Township.

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Published in Reading Eagle on Feb. 6, 2019
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