Born Sept. 8, 1925, in Highland Park, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Stan and Alice Whitman Valentine.
Bertha loved her family and church friends with a passion. Her hobbies included talking on the phone, inviting people to church, her family and service to others. She was a dedicated member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities from the choir, Sunday School teacher, ladies’ aide, preparing communion, photographer and prayer chain coordinator.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carson W. Turner; beloved son, Harry Turner; great-grandson, Carson Ryland Turner; her parents, Stan and Alice Valentine; brother, Stanley Valentine; sisters, Gwen Alden and Gertrude Weakley,
She is survived by: daughter, Lana Bartlett (Chuck) of Parkersburg; sister, Margaret Wakely (Ron) of Michigan; two sisters-in-law, Norine Stoessel (Werner) and Betty Turner of White Sulphur Springs; five grandsons, Chad Bartlett (Aubrey) of Williamstown, Trey Bartlett (Courtney) of Charleston, Jon Turner of Fayetteville, Ben Turner of Los Angeles, CA and Drew Bartlett of Boulder, CO; three great-grandchildren, Miles Turner of Lake Monticello, VA, Ava Bartlett of Williamstown and Harper Bartlett of Charleston; nieces, Michelle Stoessel of White Sulphur Springs, Layna Wood (Bill) of Hedgesville and Bobbi Jo Turner of White Sulphur Springs; and two great-nephews, Garrett Bostic (Kelsey) and Will Rooke of White Sulphur Springs. She has many other special relatives too numerous to mention.
A celebration of Bertha’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Whatcoat United Methodist Church with Revs. Gerald Roberts and Lowell O’Dell officiating. Interment will follow in Mapledale Cemetery on Route 92, White Sulphur Springs.
Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Whatcoat Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Gideon International, P.O. Box 1380, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or the charity of your choice.
A special thank you goes out to all the nurses and doctors, Brian Rehab Center, Low Moor, VA, Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, Home Care Plus, Peyton Hospice House, her church family and her special friend and neighbor, Charlotte Kincaid.
Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.