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Bertha Mae Gibson Roughton
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Birth: May 18, 1900
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1987
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Bertha Mae was the daughter of Dock Franklin Gibson and Jessie Elmina Bryson and step-daughter of Alva Enos Wilson. She married John Harrison Roughton on February 9, 1918 in Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas. John and Bertha are the parents of Orvil Robert, Truman Wesley, Juanita Irene, Clarence Sidney, John Fredrick, Donald, and David. Bertha had two sisters; Mary Evelyn (Wilson) Helton and Naomi Irene (Wilson) Mering.
Obituary published in the JOPLIN GLOBE newspaper, March 19, 1987:

BERTHA ROUGHTON - Services for Bertha M. Roughton, 86, 2700 E. 34th St., who died at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Hospital after several years of ill health, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

The Rev. Bert Parker and the Rev. Jack Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Grandsons Stan Townsend, Damond Townsend, Kevin Roughton, Scott Roughton, Marty Goade, and Mike Johnson will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Mrs. Roughton was born May 18, 1900, at Neosho. She had lived in Joplin since 1946, moving here from Bentonville, Ark. She was a member of Reinmiller Independent Baptist Church.

Her husband, John H. Roughton, died June 19, 1981.

Survivors include three sons, Orvil Roughton, Edgar Springs, Don Roughton, Silver Creek, and David Roughton, 106 Hillview Ave.; a daughter, Juanita Simpson, 1212 Rex Ave.; two sisters, Mary Helton, Springdale, Ark., and Naomi Mering, Webb City; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Family links: 
  Dock Franklin Gibson (1853 - 1915)
  Jessie Elmina Bryson Wilson (1880 - 1966)
  John Harrison Roughton (1886 - 1981)*
  Orvil Robert Roughton (1918 - 1997)*
  Truman Wesley Roughton (1920 - 1978)*
  Juanita I. Roughton Townsend (1923 - 2012)*
  Clarence Sidney Roughton (1927 - 1928)*
  John Fredrick Roughton (1930 - 1930)*
  Donald Roughton (1934 - 2014)*
  Juna Arvey Gibson (1879 - 1881)**
  Eva Tell Gibson Nalley (1881 - 1953)**
  Alton Bernard Gibson (1883 - 1960)**
  Taylor Gibson (1885 - 1885)**
  Loney Gomer Gibson (1886 - 1987)**
  Donald Earl Gibson (1889 - 1931)**
  Pearl Gibson Rhoades (1889 - 1982)**
  Ervin Lawrence Gibson (1892 - 1975)**
  Doland Montgomery Gibson (1894 - 1937)**
  Bertha Mae Gibson Roughton (1900 - 1987)
  Mary Evelyn Wilson Helton (1906 - 1989)**
  Naomi Irene Wilson Mering (1910 - 1992)**
*Calculated relationship
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Shirley Roughton Meyer
Originally Created by: Doris Snyder
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78002696
Bertha Mae <i>Gibson</i> Roughton
Added by: Shirley Roughton Meyer
Bertha Mae <i>Gibson</i> Roughton
Added by: Shirley Roughton Meyer
Bertha Mae <i>Gibson</i> Roughton
Added by: Doris Snyder
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