Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

November 7, 2012

BERTHA E. LEASE [Westernport]

WESTERNPORT — Bertha Ethel Lease, 96, formerly of Vine Street, Westernport, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Falling Waters, W.Va., where she had been residing.

Born March 26, 1916, in Westernport, she was the son of the late Overton Ellsworth and Bertha Louise (Poland) Fazenbaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Lease and a granddaughter, Donna Jean Whetsell. Bertha was the last of ten siblings.

Mrs. Lease was a 1934 graduate of Bruce High School. She was a retired cafeteria manager, having worked for the Allegany County Board of Education for 27 years. Mrs. Lease was a 50 year member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, W.Va., where she had been active in the Aurora Derham Bible Class and the Messengers Bible Class. She is a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Westernport Senior Citizens.

She leaves behind a son, Joel Lease and wife Marjorie, of Washington, Pa.; a daughter with whom she resided, Barbara Whetsell and husband LeRoy, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren  and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Whetsell officiating and Pastor Tony Willis assisting.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Souls Harbor Church of God, 8900 Fortner Ave., Manassas, VA 20108, or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Condolences may be sent to the family at boalfh.com.

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