Bertha Doolittle, 101, of Webster City, IA, died March 21, 2010 at Crestview Senior Living in Webster City. Her funeral will be held Thursday March 25, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Church of Christ in Webster City with pastor Ray Artrip officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-7 PM with the family present from 5:30 – 6:30 at the Boman Funeral Home Webster City. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Webster City.
Bertha was born August 31, 1908 in Webster City to Charles & Sarah (Holloway) Owens. She graduated from Webster City High School. Bertha was a dental assistant in Fort Dodge, IA for many years. In September of 1956 Bertha purchased the Credit Bureau of Hamilton County. Her son (Doug) joined her in business in 1964. Bertha expanded the Credit Bureau to Hardin County in 1966.
She was a member of the Eastern Star & White Shrine. Mrs. Doolittle was an active member in the Credit Bureau Organization serving on the State Board of Directors and as a District Director of the Associated Credit Bureaus of America. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Webster City.
Bertha was the driving force in starting Congregate Meals in Webster City in 1982. She received the Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Terry Branstad in 1990.
Survivors include her son Douglas of Webster City, two grandsons David & Cassie of Ankeny, IA and Matt & Kim of Webster City & six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law (Shirley), granddaughter (Leann), two sisters (Mabel & Marie) & brother (Juvenal).
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