Birtha Ovadean Bertram
ANDERSON [mdash] Ovadean Bertram, 89, of Anderson, passed away Feb. 7, 2020, at Community Hospital Anderson, with her loving daughters at her side. She was born Oct. 15, 1930 in Albany, Kentucky.
She was a graduate of Clinton County High School. She met and married Vance Bertram in 1952. They planted, gathered and sold a tobacco crop, then moved to Indianapolis for employment. Ovadean worked at P.R. Mallory's Envelope Co., RCA, and retired from Western Electric where she was an active member in the Pioneer Club.
Ovadean took pleasure in outdoor activities, such as gardening and watching wildlife from her back porch. She loved being at her home of 61 years in Anderson and always had an open door to family, friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed watching TV shows, such as Judge Judy, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy nightly.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia Clevenger and Joanne Brown; grandchildren whom she adored, Chad (Chrissy) Clevenger, Nicole Clevenger and Jeremiah Clevenger; great-grandchildren, Christopher Clevenger and Jonah Clevenger; sisters, Carlene (Dave) Rust and Jo Marlow; brother, Kenneth Marlow; and several nieces and nephews.
Ovadean was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Maggie Marlow; husband, Vance Bertram; siblings, William Marlow, Beulah Fizer, Lucille Barns, Irene Marlow and Pearl May Marlow; and grandson, Jacob Clevenger.
Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Talbott Funeral Home, 1106 N. Cross St., Albany, KY 42602, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Final resting place will be beside her husband at Cartright Cemetery, Albany, Ky.
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Published on February 8, 2020


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