Bertha E. Scoles, 97, died March 24, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Belvidere, Ill., on Feb. 24, 1916, to the late Orville and Marry (Masse) Coulter. She married Cleo Garau and he preceded her in death. On Nov. 24, 1965 she married Gerald Scoles and he died Dec. 31, 1995.
Mrs. Scoles retired from Triplett Corp., Bluffton and was a farmer’s wife. She was a member of First Missionary Church, Bluffton.
Survivors include a nephew and caregiver Randy Scoles of Bluffton; several other nieces and nephews; and a sister Priscilla Birdwell of Zanesville, Ohio.