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Bertha Mellor, 96, of Oakland NE


Bertha Mellor was born March 6, 1920 to Hugo and Ellen (Johnson) Gustafson near Craig, Nebraska. She passed away May 27, 2016 at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska, at the age of 96 years.

Bertha grew up on a farm near Oakland and graduated from Oakland High School. She moved from the farm to Omaha where she worked at Immanuel Hospital with her sister Vivian. Bertha and Vivian traveled to California. While there, Bertha met and married Sherril Mellor in 1943, when she was 23.

Sherril’s service in the military led him and Bertha to live in Utah, California and Nebraska. The couple eventually made Nebraska their permanent home, and lived in Omaha, where they raised three boys; Raymond, Darrel and Gary. Sherril passed away in 1994.

Bertha was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Omaha. She loved planting and growing flowers, sewing, quilting and taking care of her family. She lived in the same house for over 50 years. Before suffering a stroke in 2011, Bertha was an ardent reader of the Bible and many Bible related books. She daily read and listened to Christian radio programs and took careful notes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Arlene; husband, Sherril Mellor; brother, Clifford Gustafson; sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Cleo Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Oscar Anderson.

Survivors include her sons, Raymond Mellor of Wilsonville, OR, Darrel Mellor of Olympia, WA, Gary (Jayne) Mellor of Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wed., June 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland with family receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Thurs., June 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland NE.

Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Bertha Mellor

Bertha Mellor

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