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Bertha Ruth Caplan Kistler
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1924
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 6, 1997
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

Bertha R. Kistler, 72, of 317 E. Hazelwood St., Morton, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday (May 6, 1997) at her residence. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home, Morton, with the Rev. Earl Cecil officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She is survived by her husband, Cecil Kistler; three daughters, Peggy Corra, Morton; Nancy Willets, Overland Park, Kan.; and Julie Kistler, Bloomington; one brother, Meyer "Mike" Caplan, Seattle; and one sister, Mary Seavers, Peoria Heights.

Also surviving are four grandsons, Joshua and Joel Corra, Morton; and Nicholas and Cody Willetts, Overland Park, Kan.

One sister, Florence Sutter, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kistler was born Sept. 21, 1924, a daughter of Nathan and Nettie Cohen Caplan. She married Cecil E. Kistler on Sept. 7, 1947, in Peoria.

She was an executive secretary for the DuPage County Health Department from 1970 until her retirement in 1984.

She was a member of several square dance clubs in the Peoria and Mesa, Ariz., areas.
Family links: 
  Nathan Philip Caplan (1885 - 1962)
  Nettie Ann Cohen Caplan (1897 - 1973)
  Cecil Earl Kistler (1924 - 2009)*
  Florence Sophie Caplan Sutter (1923 - 1992)*
  Bertha Ruth Caplan Kistler (1924 - 1997)
*Calculated relationship
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Gethsemane
GPS (lat/lon): 40.72687, -89.56688
Maintained by: M. Johnson
Originally Created by: Jeanette
Record added: May 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37496416
Bertha Ruth <i>Caplan</i> Kistler
Added by: M. Johnson
Bertha Ruth <i>Caplan</i> Kistler
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