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Bertha G. Ravenscraft-Perkins, Oct. 4, 1927 — Oct. 1, 2012, of Ashland

October 1, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. CDT

ASHLAND — Bertha G. Ravenscraft-Perkins, 84, of Ashland, passed away October 1, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Praise Assembly of God Church, 4300 Clark Lane, Columbia, MO 65202. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the church. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.


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Bertha was born October 4, 1927, in Columbia to John William and Elizabeth (Pauley) Ravenscraft. She married Harold Finis Perkins on May 21, 1943 at First Christian Church in Columbia. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1993.

Bertha was a homemaker after retiring from Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on September 1, 1982. She was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church.

Bertha is survived by two sons, Harold W. Perkins and Michael B. Perkins (Deborah); one daughter, Cynthia C. (Vance) Perkins; ten grandchildren, Michelle (Johnathan), Tara, Chris (Stephanie), Felicity, Ronnie, Lacy (Sam), Gary, Corri (Thomas), Rhiannon (Kris) and Gary; twelve great-grandchildren, Drew, Katie, Zachary, Paige, Charlotte, Darrell, Katlin, Nathan, Lauren, Jordan, Joey and Jessica; one brother, Ralph (Rose) Ravenscraft, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Emmett Ravenscraft and Norris Ravenscraft; five sisters, Nadine Melloway, Clara Richardson, Edna Sims, Anna Belle Davidson and Mary Kite, and one grandson, Harold Wayne Perkins Jr.

The family of Bertha would like to express their gratitude to the director and staff of Ashland Villa for going above and beyond in the level of care and service and treating the entire Perkins family like their own and to Boone Hospital ICU doctors and staff for their compassion and care.

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