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Bertha Compton (Marcks)

February 3, 1939 - May 19, 2018

Viewing will be from 5:00–7:00 p.m., Friday, May 25, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 31, at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Bertha Compton, 79, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, May 19. She was born in Park Falls, Wisconsin to August and Viola (Cain) Marcks. Her family moved to Sweet Home in 1948.

Bertha volunteered with Sunshine Industries, American Legion and the VFW.

She loved quilting and bingo. One of her favorite things to do was to spend time with her family and watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports.

She is survived by her children Larry (Gina) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Cindy (Randy) Groger of Lebanon, Jean (Fred) Bond of Massachusetts, Sheila Schmadeka of Lebanon, Barbara (Kevin) Hoffman and Emma Banta of Sweet Home, and Patricia (Troy) Potts of LaGrande; sister Alice (Harold) Postma of Arlington, Washington; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Compton; children Sue Paz and Terry Marcks; siblings David, August, Mike, Randy, Jim “Chip”, Maynard, Crystal, Dennis, Debbie, Carl, and Jack.

Viewing will be from 5:00–7:00 p.m., Friday, May 25, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 31, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.