Angola: Steuben County’s oldest resident passes away at the age of 107.
Bertha L. Waymire, 107, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at Aperion Care in Angola.
She was born on March 4, 1912 in Pleasant Lake to the late Frank and Mae (Worthington) Platt.
She married Carl Waymire on January 19, 1935 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1999.
Mrs. Waymire was a graduate of Pleasant Lake High School. She was a secretary at the Pleasant Lake Elementary School for 18 years. She was a member of the Mt.Zion United Methodist Church where she was very active and a member of the Ladies Aide. She had taken pictures of every church in Steuben County which she occasionally showed to organizations. She was known as Mrs. Clown when she worked with the Well Child Clinic. She was also a member of the Pleasant Lake Study Club, Babes-in-the- Woods Camping Club and the Alpha Farmers Club.
Surviving is one son: Don (Sharon) Waymire of Commerce, MI., 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, two daughter-in-laws; Carol Waymire of Houston, TX., and Gail Waymire of LaPorte, IN. and a step-brother, Jerry (Anna M.) Platt of Hudson, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl, two sons: Dave and Richard Waymire, 2 brothers; Russell and Paul Platt, two sisters; Martha Hamby and Pauline Barron and a step-sister Sue Orwig.
Visitation for Bertha will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 5 – 8pm at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 108 S. West Street, Angola.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11am with Pastor Tamra J. Gerber officiating and calling 1 hour prior to services at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3401 S. Golden Lake Rd. Pleasant Lake, IN 46779. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3401 S. Golden Lake Rd., Pleasant Lake, IN 46779.
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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
3401 S. Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake IN 46779