Bertha Alexander

Bertha Alexander, 88 of Poteau, formerly of Farris died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Heavener.Bertha was born Aug. 23, 1925, to John and Cora (Ethel) Bloyd in Darwin.She attended school at Lone Pine and was a waitress. She married Lee Alexander on Aug. 13, 1943, at Atoka. Bertha attended Monroe Baptist Church. She loved bowling, fishing, crocheting and crafts.She is survived by her children, Dian Evans and husband Larry of Monroe, Nancy Standifer and husband Jerry of Howe, Alice Alexander of Atoka, Donnie Alexander and wife Jeanie of Howe; sisters, Ollie  Smith of Stringtown, ImoJean Dunham of Atoka; sister-in-law, Floy Horn of Farris, Lois Alexander of Centerpoint; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; brother, William Bloyd; sisters Vadis Irvin,   Treve Dewitt, daughter-in-law, Debbie Alexander; son-in-law, William Van Kirk; and granddaughter Robin Evans.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Brown’s Funeral Chapel, Atoka, with Brother Dustin Long officiating. Burial will be in Farris Cemetery.