Bertha Gilliland

Bertha L. Gilliland, 83, of 4318 U.S. 30, Upper Sandusky, died at 4:03 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1991, in Marion Community MedCenter Hospital. She had been ill the past few days.

Born in Eden Township on Nov. 18, 1907, she was a daughter of Jacob and Minerva (Kuenzli) Schilling. On June 4, 1933, she married Harry Gilliland in her parents' home in Eden Township. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Mrs. James (Martha) Jennings Bloom, Alliance; Mrs. Richard (Marie) Dilley, Westerville; and James, Nevada; three brothers, Ernest Schilling, Upper Sandusky; John Schilling, Fort Smith, Ark.; and Edward Schilling, Newark; three sisters, Mrs. Milton (Clara) Hoover, Upper Sandusky; Mary Burns, Baltimore, Md.; and Mrs. Boyd (Martha) Sobers, Ada; and eight grandchildren. Four brothers, Henry, Alfred, Homer and Harold, are deceased.

Mrs. Gilliland was a retired elementary school teacher. She taught in Carey from 1929-33, in Nevada from 1954-55 and at Eden. After retiring in 1965, she was a substitute teacher in the Upper Sandusky school district for a number of years. She graduated from Eden High School in 1926 and from Bowling Green State University in 1928. A life member of Salem United Methodist Church in Eden Township, Mrs. Gilliland was the church membership secretary for several years and a member of the Adult Bible Class. She had been a member of Farm Bureau Northeast Council 6 since 1945.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Salem United Methodist Church, east of Upper Sandusky, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mark Freer will officiate.

Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Upper Sandusky Chapel of Lucas Funeral Homes, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Memorials may be made to Salem UMC, Upper Sandusky Public Library or the donor's favorite charity.

--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Monday, September 23, 1991