Bertha King Kaufman, age 102, of West Liberty, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Logan Acres Care Center. Bertha was at that time welcomed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, something she had looked forward to for many years.
Bertha was born in Champaign County, Ohio on December 10, 1916, a daughter of Archie and Rhoda (Yoder) Hartzler. On October 15, 1939, she married Harley E. King. After 68 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in March of 2008. In June of 2008, Bertha married Paul Kaufman who preceded her in death in February of 2014. Bertha is survived by 5 children, daughter, Kathleen (Harold) Cunningham of Versailles, Kentucky; sons, David (Jerri) King of Corpus Christie, Texas, Robert (and the late, Evelyn) King of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Phillip (and the late Judy) King of Chickasaw, Alabama, and Marlin (Anita) King of Bellefontaine; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, with 2 preceding Bertha in death.
Bertha was an active member of South Union Mennonite Church for many years and enjoyed music, singing hymns, flower gardening, and writing poetry. She was a deeply spiritual woman who loved God and reading and meditation on the words of the Bible. Bertha was a very diligent mother and homemaker, who was dearly loved by all her family.
A visitation will take place Friday, September 6, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 101 Zanesfield Road, West Liberty. Burial will follow visitation in South Union Cemetery in West Liberty.
Pastor Matthew Williams will officiate a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on September 6, 2019 at South Union Mennonite Church, 56 State Route 508, West Liberty. A meal for family and friends will be held at the church following the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Union Mennonite Church, 56 State Route 508, West Liberty, Ohio 43357 or Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 South Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.