Carole E. Bertram

first_imgCarole A. Bertram, age 77 of Batesville, Indiana and formerly of Highland Heights, Kentucky, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.  Born August 4, 1938 in Covington, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Lillian (Nee: Raum) and Raymond Greis Sr.  She married James Bertram Sr. May 11, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Church in Cold Springs, Kentucky.  A homemaker, Carole also worked as an office administrator for Closson’s Interior Design Store in Cincinnati for several years.A member the Batesville Red Hats Club and Holy Family Church, Carole was active at church serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister.  She had many interests that included quilting, crocheting and was an accomplished seamstress.  She was a fan of Elvis and country music, reading non-fiction, especially James Patterson novels, collecting antiques in addition to amassing large collection of Christmas ornaments.  Her daughters teased that she delighted in shopping, shopping and more shopping and was nicknamed the coupon queen.  They also mentioned she was a good cook and baker whose pies, sugar cookies and potato salad will be greatly missed.  Carole and Jim were able to travel quite a bit and especially enjoyed numerous trips to Branson and a visit to Italy.  Her family indicated she loved painting in with water colors as well as working in her flower gardens.  For Carole, though, family was her true passion.  Nothing delighted her more than to have the house full for family events and holidays.She is survived by her husband Jim; daughters and son-in-laws Carole Geglein of Cincinnati, Michelle and Paul Mersch of Batesville, Denise and Rodney Abt of West Chester, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Ann Bertram Jr. of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; sister Beverly Ziegler of Cincinnati; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Ritter and brother Raymond Greis Jr.Visitation will be Friday, April 15th, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16th at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg with Rev. Frank Jasper O.F.M. and Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  An entombment service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.  The family requests memorials to the Franciscan Missionary Union.last_img

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