Miriam Cole Berger, 102, of Marshall, formerly of Wellsville, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery in Wellsville.
Born Oct. 30, 1902, near Mineola, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Belle Cole. In February 1921, she married William Clinton Tate. In July 1968, she married M.W. "Pete" Berger, who preceded her in death. She was a former member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church near Mineola. In 1940, she moved to Wellsville, where she joined the Methodist church and taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She was a member of the Queen Esther Circle of the church, and the Women's Society of Christian Services, where she served several offices including president. She was a member and president of the Wellsville Garden Club, the Wellsville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and the Happy Workers Extension Club. She retired from Burwell's Department Store, where she worked for many years. In 1981, she moved to Marshall. She joined the United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women's Group and other church activities. She was a member of the Marshall Garden Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Naomi Groves of Overland Park, Kan., Judy Hassler of Overland Park and Bonnie Faris of Marshall; two sons, Byron Tate of Montgomery City and Boyd Tate of El Paso, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Leona Herzig; four brothers and two grandsons.