Bertha M. Shepard, 83, of Fulton passed away Monday at home surrounded by loved ones.
She was born in Fulton and was a life resident. After graduating from Fulton High School, Bertha worked at General Electric in Liverpool and retired from Nestle Company, where she worked for several years. Bertha was an active member of the Phoenix Senior Citizens and enjoyed the senior citizen meals provided by the Phoenix United Methodist Church.
She was an avid Bingo player, liked to complete word-search books and enjoyed going to Mimi’s Restaurant. Bertha spent a lot of time camping at Lake Bluff Campground, where she was affectionately known by all as “Ma” or “Grandma”.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, who died October 8, 1988; a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Boots in 2009 and a brother, Ernest Stewert in 2010.
Bertha is survived by her six children, William (Janet) Shepard of Phoenix, Shirley Meglino of Phoenix, Larry (Joan Rooker) Shepard of Lyons, Richard (Pat) Shepard of Syracuse, Donna (Bernie) Martin of Plattsburg and Brenda (Rippy) Alvarado of Fulton; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Stewert of Ithaca and Madeline Shepard of Granby; a brother-in-law, Merton Rice of Oswego; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great- great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday with funeral services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.
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