Bertha M. Kixmiller, age 91 of Eldon, formerly of Linn, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at SSM DePaul Health Center in St. Louis.
Bertha was born May 9, 1922, a daughter to the late Henry and Elizabeth (Strope) Frank.
Bertha was a Linn High School graduate.
On October 7, 1942, Bertha was united in marriage to Marvin Kixmiller in Linn. Marvin preceded her in death on July 27, 1989.
Bertha worked for the Missouri Division of Employment Security. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon, the Ladies Sodality, and she participated in the church's monthly Spring Again group. She was also a member of the Miller County VFW Post# 2442 Ladies Auxiliary,
Bertha enjoyed fishing, gardening, quilting, crocheting, berry picking, hunting, picking mushrooms, and spending time with her family.
Bertha is survived by: two sons, Sylvester and his wife Charlene Kixmiller and Carl and his wife Carol Kixmiller both of Linn; two daughters, Alverda Oppermann of Florissant and Marcella Heath and her companion Jim Brooks of Lake Ozark; a sister-in-law, Evelyn McDonald of the State of Illinois; ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: one son, Gary Kixmiller; two daughters, Karen Starke and Marilyn Blackburn; one brother, Joseph Frank; one grandson, Aaron Kixmiller; two great great grandchildren, Sabrina and Catherine Thompson; and two son-in-laws, Martin Starke and Robert Oppermann.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at St. George Catholic Church with Fr. John Schmitz as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214)