Bertha "Bert" Butterbaugh, 102

Bertha "Bert" Butterbaugh, 102, of North Manchester, died at 6:57 am, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1919, in Wabash County to Bert and Nora (Ebbinghouse) Ogden.

Bertha was a 1937 graduate of Laketon High School. She married Leon J. Butterbaugh in North Manchester on February 25, 1939; he died Dec. 26, 2000.

Bertha and her husband, Leon owned and operated Butterbaugh Oil in North Manchester from 1946-1973. She was a lifelong member of the Ijamsville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed square dancing, fishing, and golfing was her passion. Bertha was the youngest and the last survivor of the Bert and Nora Ogden family. 

She is survived by her three sons, Steven Butterbaugh of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jeff (Sue) Butterbaugh of Spencer, Tenn., and Andrew (Betty) Butterbaugh of North Manchester; four grandchildren, Amy (Kevin) Deardorff of Warsaw, Eli (Jamie) Butterbaugh of Anderson, Brenna (Matt) Crozier of North Manchester, and Kara (Dave) Alverson of Fort Wayne; and eight great grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and six sisters.

Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Laketon Cemetery, in Ijamsville, with Pastor Kent Harting officiating. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are Merkle Memorial Golf Endowment in care of the Community Foundation of Wabash County, or the Laketon Cemetery.

The memorial guest book for Bertha may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Jan 07