Bertha L. Gatling – Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., for Mrs. Bertha L. Gatling, 82, she departed this life Friday, March 23, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Mrs. Gatling was born March 3, 1936, in Georgia, a daughter of Melvin and Lilia Henderson Allen.
She came to this area at the age of 9 years, graduated from the Youngstown City School system, and was a dietitian for Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, retiring after 28 years of service. She was an avid fisherman, loved cooking, going to the casino, and being with her grandchildren.
She leaves her children, John (Martel) Allen, Charles (Juanita) Booker Allen, Valerie (Duane)Weatherspoon, and Sandra (Kenneth) Overton with whom she made her home; a brother, Willie Mack Allen; 10 grandchildren; including Brandon Gatling with whom she reared, 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Tonya Williams, and James Allen; and sisters Lola Edwards and Geneva Allen.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.