Bertie Lee Vandiver King
Bertie Lee Vandiver King of Bloomfield, Missouri, daughter of the late Paul Grissom and Gertie (Ross) Grissom was born on November 24, 1932, in Reagen, Tennessee, and passed from this life on January 5, 2023, in Sikeston, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.
She lived in the Bloomfield area the majority of her life. Bertie was a member of First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, Missouri. She worked as an Aide for VNA. Bertie loved her church and especially the Womens Prayer Breakfast, gardening, and bird watching. She also greatly loved spending time with family and especially grandchildren. Bertie loved break dancing, swinging a towel and just playing with her grandchildren. She spent her life caring for others and put others needs ahead of herself and she never met a stranger.
Bertie was married to Grady Vandiver on October 16, 1948, in Alcorn, Mississippi and remained married to him until his passing on April 1,1997. Bertie was a dietician and worked in the medical field until the time of her retirement.
Bertie is survived by her son, Jeff (Dawn) Vandiver of Bloomfield, Missouri; one daughter, Angie (Bill) Mahaffey of Brighton, Colorado; fourteen grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen (Ronald) Bain of Jackson, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Kenny Vandiver and Randy Vandiver; two sisters, Faye Washburn, Joann Wright.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 12, 2023, 11:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. with funeral service to follow at the Watkins And Sons Funeral Chapel in Bloomfield, Missouri with Pastor Krag Runzi of Cape Girardeau, Missouri officiating..
Interment will follow at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins And Sons Funeral in charge of all arrangements.
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