Bertha Thomas

January 18, 1934 - January 14, 2022

01/18/1934 - 01/14/2022

Past Services

Tuesday January 18, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Powhatan Point Chapel
186 Main Street
Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942
740-795-5451 | Directions
Wednesday January 19, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bertha Thomas, 87, of Powhatan Point, Ohio passed away Friday, January 14 2022.

She was born January 18, 1934 in Harts Creek, West Virginia. A daughter of the late Frank and Ester (Elkins) Farmer.

Bertha was a Baptist by faith and was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church in Clarington, Ohio.

She loved cooking, baking, gardening, making furniture, and vacationing at Myrtle Beach with her sisters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings; Louise Workman, Glenn Farmer, Helen Appell, Kenneth Farmer, and Janis Wilson.

Surviving are her husband, Otto Wayne Thomas, whom she married November 7, 1953; two children, Randel (Maria) Thomas of North Olmsted, Ohio, and Lisa (Gary) Straka of Old Brookland, Ohio; four grandchildren, Sayonada, Jessica (Mark), Landon (Emily), and Logan; five great grandchildren, Benjamin, Vivienne, Penelope, Mateo, and Colm; one brother, Larry Farmer.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6-8pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio with Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11:00am at Riverside Baptist Church, Clarington, Ohio 43915 with Pastor Gordon Gee officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department at

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Pam Finley-Woodward
1 year ago

Randy, Lisa, Wayne, and all family, such a beautiful tribute many great memories…in my prayers you all are!!

Holly Baker
1 year ago

Wayne, Randy, Lisa and families ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Bertha was a lovely lady. I was fortunate to have Wayne and Bertha as my neighbors growing up. May your memories provide comfort to you all. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Holly Baker

Don and Rhoda Thompson
1 year ago

Our sympathy for the loss of your mom. We have always enjoyed having Bertha and Wayne come join our family get togethers.

Tish Williams
1 year ago

Randel, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. My prayers are with you and your family.

Shelley Jahn
1 year ago

My sincere condolences to all the family. Always a pleasure to see them at the holiday dinners and events.

Jude Wilson
1 year ago

In 2007 I was moving into my house in Wheeling and aunt Bertha said she had some things in the basement she would give me for the house. When Jamie and I walked into the basement with her she started pulling things off the shelves, and setting them to her left. I would decide if it was something I could use and place it next to me; most everything was needed since I didn’t have many things for the house. One item, I think it was a coffee pot, I already had so Jamie took the box back to the shelf approaching her from the right. He ten slipped back to me while she was setting something down on her left (slowly I might add…lol) As we stood there and watched her turn back to the shelf she was surprised as she said ‘well look at that …. “I didn’t know I had two of those!’” Jamie and I looked at each other and laughed before we told her she didn’t -he had just set it back on the shelf a second ago. This is a very specific moment that we all laughed about, as she realized she never saw him do this. She like my own mom, had a wonderful sense of humor and I am very grateful God gave her to this family, and to know her heart was right with our Heavenly Father. My aunt Bertha was very special during my time spent in the Ohio Valley.

Dave Workman
1 year ago

Aunt Bertha was a wonderful person and a loving sister to my mother.

Sandy Wilson
1 year ago

So sorry to hear.. have great memories of Bertha and the family when we were neighbors.Such a sweet person..Me deepest sympathies to Wayne, Randy , Lisa and families. Rest easy sweet Bertha .

Kenny Farmer
1 year ago

Sorry about your Mom. She was truly loved on this end.