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Bertha Siler

Bertha Clarkston Siler, 87, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Forest Park Health Campus.

Born June 12, 1932, in Junction City, she was the daughter of Lee and Mary Douglas Vaught.

Bertha lived in Richmond most of her life. She worked as a health care aide. Bertha was a skilled seamstress and a very good cook.

Survivors include: her children, Earl Clarkston of Ohio and Mary (Tim) Franklin of Economy, Indiana; step daughter, Gloria (Elwood) Lister of Harrodsburg; grandchildren, Heather Cosby, Randy (Rachel) Franklin, Trisha (Scott) Jackson, Edgar and Cliff Lister and John Talbot; great-grandchildren, Joey Cosby, Samantha Jackson and Caidence Talbot; sister, Alice (Charles) Fleenor of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Clifford Elmer Siler, who died Feb. 23, 2018; daughter, Roberta Cantanese; son, James Clarkston; step son, Eddie Siler; parents; sisters, Helen Hale, Thelma Warner, and Ollie Simpson; brothers, Loyd and Floyd Vaught and first husband, Earl Clarkston.

The family would like to thank the staff of Forest Park Health Campus and AseraCare Hospice for the loving care they provided to Bertha.

Graveside service for Bertha Clarkston Siler was held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville, Indiana, with Chaplain Jon Bennett officiating. Arrangements were handled by Mills Funeral Home.   Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at 

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