Bernice Orth Obituary

Bernice  Orth
Bernice "Bee" Orth
Bernice Orth

November 13, 1916 - November 21, 2004
Born in Delaware, IA
Resided in Altoona, IA
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Bernice C. "Bee" Orth, 88, a former resident of Briarcliff Retirement Center in Altoona, entered eternal life on Sunday, November 21, 2004 at Parkridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24 at Zion Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Entombment will take place at Resthaven Mausoleum in West Des Moines.

She was born on November 13, 1916 in Delaware, Iowa. Bernice Christina Pearson married Arnold George Orth on March 1, 1938 in Iowa. He preceded her into eternal life on June 27, 1995. Bee was a long time resident of Des Moines and retired from Meredith Corporation. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Bee was a grand lady and will be missed by all.

Bee is survived by her son, Rodney Orth and his wife, Nancy; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Lacey, all of Des Moines.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
10:30 AM
Resthaven Mausoleum
19th & Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Wednesday, November 24, 2004


Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver
Des Moines, IA 50310