Mrs. Bertha Harbert, 82, a highly
respected, life-long resident of the Mt.Vernon community and a representative of two
pioneer local families, died at Monday (23 Apr 1956) at her home at 429 E. Eighth street. Although she had been ill for a
number of years Mrs. Harbert died unexpectedly after
assisting in washing the supper dishes.
The deceased husband was Alonzo Harbert.
Mrs. Harbert's parents were Romelia J. Mills and Caroline Bush and she was born
northeast of Farmersville.
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain there through the funeral service set for Thursday in Short-Niehaus
chapel. the officiating clergyman will be Rex.
M. Mitchell, minister of First Christian Church. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery at Bufkin.
The deceased was a member of Mt.PleasantGeneralBaptistChurch at Bufkin.
Surviving are a
daughter, Miss Myrtle Harbert, who resided with her
mother; another daughter, Mrs. Herbert Schaefer, Mt.Vernon, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Medcalf, Mt.Vernon.