Bertha Lee Brumley, 77

Funeral services for Bertha Lee Brumley, 77, of Bakersfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mrs. Brumley will lie in state from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday. Mrs. Brumley died April 17at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains.

She was born April 19, 1941, in Ava, the daughter of S. D. and Rose Adolph Lister.  On July 5, 1987, in Bakersfield she married Wilfred Alfred “Fred” Brumley. Mrs. Brumley worked at Bass Pro for two years while attending night school. Her family operated a family carnival, and she ran the kiddie car ride; she also worked for the state of Missouri until her retirement. She enjoyed flowers, fishing, crafting and ceramics. Mrs. Brumley was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by six children, Patricia Sloan and husband Jack, John Oetting and wife Mary, Aaron Oetting and wife Bethany, Linda Jefferson and husband George, Elaine Hernandez and husband David and Mary Callahan and husband Richard; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Brumley; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Beatrice Peterson and husband, T. J., Rosemary Ingerson and husband Lewis, Ramona Cornett and husband Frank, Retha Sutton, and Ruth Grimm and husband Fred; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died Feb. 4, 2018; one daughter, Regina Oetting; one son, Roger Brumley; two sisters, Bernadine Porter and Bernice Doughtery; and four brothers, John, George, Avery and David Lister.

Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bakersfield American Legion and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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