Bertha Perna

Bertha Louise Perna (Porter)

November 22, 1919 - October 17, 2020
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Bertha Louise Perna (Porter), of Vilonia, went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2020, at the age of 100.

Bertha was born on November 22, 1919, in East Millsboro, Pennsylvania to Ewing and Sarah (Harn) Porter. She was a christian and a member of Naylor United Methodist Church. She worked many years in the eye clinic at Montgomery Ward and retired from Douglas Optical as an Optician in 1981. After she retired, she went back to work at Vilonia Drug Store for several years. She was a seamstress and enjoyed quilting. She quilted hundreds of quilts over her lifetime.

She leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, D.Q. Perna (Joan) of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Pete Perna
(Janet) of Vilonia; two daughters, Nancy Lacey (Michael) of Vilonia; Edye Green (Terry) of Phillipsburg, Missouri; one sister, Betty Bartolotti of East Millsboro, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and eleven siblings.

It was Mrs. Perna's request that there be no public services.

Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at
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Mary Jean

Posted at 12:48pm
Nanny I cant remember not loving you , connie, and Gran. I loved you then , now and forever love, Mary Jean
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Lynn Bartolotti

Posted at 03:11pm
Dear Pete , D.Q., Nancy and Edye, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, Aunt Bertha. Love and hugs to all. We will be thinking of you. Love, Guy, Lynn and family.

Bill , Geri Pursglove and family

Posted at 08:30pm
So sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers sent your way. May you find comfort in all the memories that she helped create.

Howard Hamlett

Posted at 06:59pm
Pete I am so sorry to hear about Miss Bertha. I know you guys will miss her greatly. I will never forget how awesome her lasagna was. Makes my mouth water to think about it. Love you all.

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