LIMA — Bertha Mae Smith is celebrating her 95th birthday. A celebration will be held at a later date.
She was born March 19, 1924, in Hurtsboro, Alabama, to Thomas and Willie Mae Manley. On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Charlie Smith, who died April 8, 2007.
She has seven children, Vivian Draper, of Toledo, Deborah Lane, of Lima, Edward Smith, of Lima, Bernadine (Larry) Shelby, of Lima, Samuel Smith, of Lima, Josephine (Harry) James, of Lima, and Gloria (David) Evans, of Lima.
She is a member of New Morning Star Church and its Mother Board. She enjoys working in her flower and vegetable garden.