LIMA — Bertha Mae Smith, of Lima, will celebrate her 90th birthday March 19, 2014. A celebration is planned for a later date.
She was born March 19, 1924, in Hurtsboro, AL to Thomas and Willie Mae Manley. On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Charlie Smith and he died April 8, 2007.
She has nine children: Minnie Manley, of Chicago, IL; Vivian Walker, of Toledo; Michael Smith, Edward Smith and Samuel Smith, Deborah Lane, Bernadine (Larry) Shelby, Josephine (Harry) James and Gloria (David) Evans, all of Lima.
Smith was on the Mother’s board of New Morning Star Church.
She enjoys working in her garden and spending time with her grandchildren.