Bertha Mae Terry

Born in East Lynn, IL on December 11, 1926

Departed on July 27, 2016 and resided in Mount Juliet, TN

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A loving and caring woman known as wife, mother, and grandmother was embraced in the arms of Our Lord as she passed from this life peacefully on July 27, 2016 at the age of 89.

Bertha dedicated herself to caring for her family as a homemaker. She managed to maintain a neat and orderly home for her husband and their six children. Her care in this way was one outward manifestation of her love. Bertha’s husband, Chuck, had a career with the FAA, which resulted in many moves. She was a woman who managed to relocate her family and get them settled with grace. Aside from her duties as wife, mother, and homemaker, Bertha enjoyed many things.

Music held a special place in Bertha’s heart, she sang, played piano, and as a child, she even played accordion and violin. Closely related to music, dancing was a passion she shared with her husband. They were members of Happy Squares and would go to various venues to square dance. They never had a dull moment dancing together.

Bertha enjoyed summer vacations in Michigan where the beauty of the outdoors, fish fries, boating, and family were the primary attractions. Togetherness was always the goal and Thanksgiving dinners were no exception. Bertha was thankful and expressed this in her love of the Lord as a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Reflecting on her involvement, she loved to be active in the Women’s Circles and the Choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Agda Grove; and her beloved husband of 60 years, Charles F. Terry, who Bertha lovingly referred to as “Floyd.” Bertha leaves behind a wonderful legacy which she was most proud of, her family; daughters, Jan (Bob) Browning, Karen (Bob) Milam, Sheryl (Dick) Seitz, and Donna (Ken) Larson; sons, Alan Terry, and Scott (Julie) Terry; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and the most recent addition to the family, a great-granddaughter, is due to arrive within the next month.

“Our family is greatly indebted to the dedicated service and care given to our mother while she was in residence at Providence Place in Mt. Juliet, TN. Words cannot accurately express our gratitude to the devoted staff. Your compassion most certainly touched our hearts.”

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the funeral home. The service and burial will be held in private. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME, 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 hendersonvillefh.com 615-824-3855

3 Comments to Bertha Mae Terry

  1. Diane Alfillé & Matt Arden
    July 29, 2016 1:09 pm

    We send our love & support to Mrs. Terry’s loving family. Take good care and may the memories of happy times together sustain you at this difficult time. With love, Diane, Matt, Becky & AJ

  2. GARY KINCADE
    July 30, 2016 11:36 am

    TO THE FAMILY OF CHUCK AND BERTHA ,
    I WAS THE CALLER FOR THE HAPPY SQUARES WHILE CHUCK AND BERTHA WERE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB.
    THEY WERE A GREAT ASSET TO THE CLUB AND SERVED AS PRESIDENTS DURING THEIR MEMBERSHIP. THEY BOTH WERE WARM AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE WHO ENJOYED SERVING OTHERS AND MADE EVERYONE FEEL WELCOME AT OUR DANCES. THEY ENRICHED OUR LIVES IN SO MANY WAYS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.
    SINCERELY,
    GARY KINCADE

  3. Jon Anderson
    August 2, 2016 1:11 pm

    Dear Terry’s, All: Lovings greetings! Sad, yet thankful, to hear of your Mom’s passing. Wish we could’ve given you all a hug! We have special memories, that for Jon go way back to East Lynn. He always appreciated your family so much . . . you were the ones he called his cousins, as many of his actual cousins were so much older. May God be with you each and fill the void left with precious memories. No one can ever replace a mother, I’m sure. You will miss her, especially, Jan. God bless you for the extra time you spent with her! We love you all! Come and see us, anytime you are passing our way. Loving thoughts and prayers, Jon and Cyndee

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