Celestine “Cel” Allen Bertz, 88, of Lexington, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at North Kansas City Hospital.
Mrs. Bertz was born May 25, 1919 in Rothville, the daughter of Cloyd and Rogenia (Morris) Allen. She married Christian Reinholdt Bertz, Jr. on March 10, 1944 in Paducah, Ky.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Debby Neer and her husband, Ron, of Lexington; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Bertz and his wife, Janice, and John Bertz and his wife, Becky, of Lexington; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Cloyd Allen, Jr. of Missouri City; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rose Bertz of Lexington, and Beverly Emke and her husband, Gene, of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband C.R. Bertz, Jr., her parents Cloyd and Rogenia Allen, one sister, June Dierking; and one great-grandson Shepherd Bertz, preceded her in death.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lexington Margaret Gray Senior Center or the Lexington United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lexington United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 pm at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.