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Bertha Herscoe

December 24, 1936 — December 31, 2019

Bertha Herscoe, age 83, passed away at her home in Beecher, IL on December 31, 2019.

Bertha was born on December 24, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA.  She was married to James Herscoe on November 19, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

They later moved to Elmhurst, Illinois where they lived all of their married life.  She is survived by a son, Daniel M. Herscoe (Sheryl); a niece Patricia Carson (Larry); a nephew Louis L Herscoe, Jr.; 2 great nieces Nicole Carson, and Natalie Carson Deas (Damon); a great nephew Noah L Carson (Leslee); 3 great-great nieces Holly, Hailey, Chloe; and a great-great nephew Dillon.

After her husband’s passing she moved to Beecher, Illinois.  She lived in a little community with wonderful caring neighbors and friends who always look out for one another.  She was blessed to have them in her life.

She loved animals and had many pets.  After she could no longer care for a dog, she got a cat.  She named him Jimmy and he became her little companion.  She loved him and he loved her.  In the last few months they were separated but were reunited after she returned home.

She had a kind heart and was generous.  She always wanted to take care of others before herself.  She will be greatly missed.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, January 31 at 12:00 p.m., Father Roger Kutzner officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Humane Society.

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Memorial Visitation

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 - 11:45am (Central time)

Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home

, Peotone, IL 60468

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Memorial Mass

Friday, January 31, 2020

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

511 N Conrad Ave, Peotone, IL 60468

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