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Bertha E. Epperson

Bertha Elizabeth Epperson, 80, was called to Heaven June 20, 2018, surrounded by family, in her Marion, Kansas home.  Bertha was born to Erma (Kipp) and Fritz Benteman on January 25th, 1938 in Frankfort, Kansas and was one of 14 children.  Bertha was employed at Coleman-Evcon-York Industries for 30 years where she worked on the furnace production assembly line in a predominantly male laden industry. She enjoyed camping on the reservoir, baking (her famous cinnamon rolls and bread), shopping trips to Et Cetera with her daughter, and most of all, spending time with her beloved children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her calendar was marked full of special dates for immediate and distant family alike, and she never missed the opportunity to mail a card for every occasion.  

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Fred Epperson; her children, Harold (Kim) Epperson, David (Susan) Epperson, Charlotte (Chris) Coleman; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; brothers Frank Benteman (Ann), Lee Benteman (JoAnn), Milton Benteman (Kathy), and George Benteman; sisters Mable Beem (Bill), Martha Mullins, and Florence Kennedy. She is preceded by brothers Norman Benteman, Fritz Benteman, Joe Benteman, and Jimmy Benteman as well as sisters Susie Parmentier and Erma Mondt.

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Fred and family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and the Epperson, Benteman and Kipp families. Remembering the great times Maria and I shared with you and Bertha over the years. Especially at the Kipp family reunions we hosted in 1990's in Clay Center and Manhattan.
May our Lord be your guide now and forever,
Your California Kipp Cousins,

Bob and Maria Smith Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

Charlotte, Your Mother was always dressed so impeccable and always very pleasant. May she Rest in Peace. Peggi Wilson

Peggi Wilson Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

The sweetest Aunt anyone could have. I loved to spend time with her when we lived next door. She has given me such beautiful memories. Love you Aunt Bertha.

JoAnn Ricketts Horton Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM