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Margaret Jean Bertels, age 83, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Overland Park, Kan.
Margaret was born October 27, 1926, in Martinsburg, a daughter of Edmond and Rose Mary Winkleman Farnen.
She was married April 14, 1951, in Martinsburg, to Bernard J. Bertels, who died January 24, 1995.
Before her marriage, she was employed by the Mexico Ledger. In 1968 the family moved from Martinsburg to Jefferson City where her husband was co-owner of Mid-State Oil Co.
She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City.
Survivors include one son, B. Joseph Bertels and wife Peggy, of Gwynedd Valley, Pa.; two daughters, Jeanne Bertels Sherman and husband Jim of Baltimore, Md., and Ellen C. Bertels of Roeland Park, Kan.; one sister, Kathleen Fecht of Kansas City; one brother, Kevin Farnen and wife Jane of Mexico; and four grandchildren, Mary Bertels of New York, N.Y., Teresa Bertels and Catherine Bertels of Gwynedd Valley, Pa., and Matthew Sherman, of Baltimore, Md.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rose Mary Sloan of Jefferson City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Martinsburg with the Rev. Greg Oligschlaeger officiating. Visitation will precede the Mass from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic School, Martinsburg.