Bertie Shrider Swank will celebrate her 99th birthday on April 10. She was born in Allen County near Lafayette, in 1915, and has lived her entire life in the Bluffton area.
She married Fred Swank and they had three children: Nancy (and Ed) Yeager, Linda (and Tom) Benroth, and Bill (and Joan) Swank. The family, including nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, will honor her birthday on April 13.
Anyone interested in sending birthday wishes to Bertie may do so at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817.