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Bertha Taylor

Born: 03/01/1941 Died: 08/31/2011 Maiden Name: York Honorific: n/a

Bertha Cleo (York) Taylor, 70, passed away on Aug. 13, 2011, in Ardmore. Bertha was born on March 1, 1941, to Gassler York and Mable (John) York in Philadelphia, Miss. She graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Chilocco and attended Okmulgee Tech. She spent much of her youth with her family in Claremore and was baptized there at Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Bertha married Robert Leo Clifton Taylor in Oklahoma City. The couple lived in Oklahoma City where Bertha worked as a presser in dry cleaning establishments. After moving to Ardmore, she attended Northeast Baptist Church. Bertha worked at and later retired from Ardmore Cleaners. She loved attending gospel singings and pow-wows. Bertha enjoyed her family most of all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Taylor; her parents; two brothers, Glenn York and Fred York; and a sister, Beverly York. Bertha is survived by her daughter, Pauline Underwood of Ardmore; two stepchildren, Brenda Jeney of Midwest City, and Josh Taylor of Bennington; six grandchildren, David Taylor of Norman, Heather Taylor and Tanner Underwood, both of Ardmore, Danielle Jeney and Cheree Jeney, both of Midwest City, and Mikayla Taylor of Bennington; three great-grandchildren, Kadence Taylor and Kyson Lampkin, both of Ardmore, and Mason Barnett of Moore; one brother, Aaron Gassler York of Choctaw, Miss.; and two sisters, Vicky Carol Atkinson of Medford, Ore., and Doris Bell of Carthage, Miss.; goddaughters, Carolina Sims, Trudy Schultz, and Darlene Vanderloos; and best friend Faye Taylor.