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Bertha N. Townsel

 Bertha N. Townsel, 92, of Oberlin, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born in Byhalia, Mississippi.

She was a faithful and active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board and helped in many other areas for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Sarah Wilson (nee Pryor); uncle and aunt, Lonnie and Harriet Wilson; brothers, Astin and Hershell Wilson; sisters, Marjorie Wilson and Glanner Tunstall; husband, Mansuel L. Townsel; son, Rubin Townsel; and granddaughter, Validity McKinney-Brown.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her sons, Lee E. Townsel (Pat) of Englewood, Ohio, Gene C. Townsel of Oberlin, Adrian Townsel of Columbus; daughter, Glenetta Hill of Oberlin; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Viewing will be at 10 A.M., followed by the funeral at 11 A.M., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oberlin. Reverend Fred L. Bell will officate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.

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