Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 19, 2013

Bertha Dee Stewart - 1918-2013

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO — Bertha Dee Stewart, 94, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., formerly of Franklin Furnace, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013.

Mrs. Stewart was born April 19, 1918, in Boyd County, Ky., and was the daughter of the late John G. McCallum and Blanche M. McCallum.

Mrs. Stewart attended school in Durbin, Ky., and married Wilbur Allen Stewart, the oldest son of Oliver H. and Sadie Queen Stewart, in August 1941. Mrs. Stewart enjoyed 59 years of marriage and was preceded in death by her husband in February 2000.

Mrs. Stewart moved to John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit in 2003 and was an active member of the community, participating in volunteer activities, gardening and family get-togethers. Mrs. Stewart was a longtime member of Haverhill Methodist Church and attended First Presbyterian Church in Lee’s Summit.

Mrs. Stewart was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law Robert Scott, Ercell VanHorn and Russell Stewart and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Stewart, Mary VanHorn and Ruby Crider.

She is survived by her daughter, Willadee Wehmeyer and husband Edgar John Wehmeyer of Greenwood, Mo.; her grandson, Stewart D. Gillin and wife Patricia Gillin of Topeka, Kan.; great-grandsons James Stewart Gillin and Scott Allen Gillin of Topeka; sister-in-law Hazel Scott of Raceland, Ky.; sister-in-law Mabel Jeter and brother-in-law Harold Jeter of South Point; nephews William R. Stewart and wife Toni Stewart of Ashland, Ky., and Hal Jeter and wife Teresa Jeter of Ashland; and a niece, Carole Ann Broughton and husband Arthur W. Broughton of South Point.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Woodland Cemetery in Ironton by Pastor Steve Harris.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton.

Condolences may be sent to phillipsfuneralhome.net.

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