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Bertha Epperson

Bertha Elizabeth Epperson, 80, was called to Heaven on June 20, 2018, surrounded by family in her Marion home.

Bertha was born to Erma (Kipp) and Fritz Benteman on Jan. 25, 1938, in Frankfort, Kansas and was one of 14 children.

Bertha was employed for 30 years at Coleman-Evcon-York Industries, 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 members 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 Epperson and wife Kim, David Epperson and wife Susan, Charlotte Coleman and husband Chris; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; brothers Frank Benteman and wife Ann, Lee Benteman and wife JoAnn, Milton Benteman and wife Kathy, and George Benteman; sisters Mable Beem and husband Bill, Martha Mullins, and Florence Kennedy.

She was preceded by brothers Norman Benteman, Fritz Benteman, Joe Benteman, and Jimmy Benteman and sisters Susie Parmentier and Erma Mondt.

A celebration of life ceremony for Bertha will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018, at Marion Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences at

Zeiner Funeral Home-Marion, (620) 382-2112

Last modified June 27, 2018