Bertha Mae Conley Rohleder

SEBRING–Bertha Mae Conley Rohleder, passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 at her apartment at Copeland Oaks in Sebring.

Bertha was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Penland, N.C. to Grover Cleveland Conley Sr. and Emma Young Conley.

She worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell Telephone Co. in Charlotte, N.C. until her marriage to Howard Rohleder Sr. in November 1956. They resided in Garden City, Mich. She subsequently worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Co./AT&T in Plymouth, Mich. until her retirement in 1989. She moved to Copeland Oaks Retirement Community in Sebring, Ohio in 2000.

She is survived by her son Howard (Susan) Rohleder of Salem, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer) Rohleder of Herndon, Va. and Laura (Greg) Saalfeld of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four great-grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Howard on Nov. 14, 1975 and her brother John Conley.

Per her request, there will be no calling hours. Her ashes will be returned to the place of her birth in North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation, 1995 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460 or The Oaks Foundation at Copeland Oaks, 800 S. 15th St., Sebring, OH 44672.

Professional arrangements were handled by the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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