Bertha Monroe, 92

Bertha H. Monroe, age 92, of Sturgis, passed away late Saturday evening, Jan. 30, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

She was born May 15, 1917, in Jonesville, Mich., a daughter to the late William H. and Daisy (Kint) Monroe.

Bertha had resided in the Sturgis and Coldwater area most of her life.

She had worked at Arch Workshop in Sturgis and attended the Sturgis Church of Christ.

Bertha is survived by two nieces, Mary Ulrey of Centreville, Va., and Sue Galassi of Mishawaka, Ind.; two great-nieces, Karen Schubert of Mishawaka, Ind., and Elaine Clinard of Houston, Texas; and one great-nephew, Tony Galassi

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Frances Rosine and Martha Ulrey; one niece, Margaret Shores; and one nephew, Denny Rosine.

The family will receive friends from Noon-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 where funeral services celebrating the life of Bertha Monroe will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. George Cleverley of the Sturgis Church of Christ will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Miss Monroe’s memory consider the Sturgis Church of Christ, 900 N. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Dr., Portage, MI 49024.

The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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