Bertha M. DeFrance, 91

TAMA-Bertha M. DeFrance, 91, of Davenport, formerly of Tama and Toledo, died Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Davenport Lutheran Home in Davenport, Iowa where she had been a resident since August 2005. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Christ United Methodist Church Worship Center, Toledo, Iowa with Pastor Brian Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the service time Saturday at the church.

Bertha is survived by her children, Joan (Ron) Reinders, Bettendorf, IA; Duffy DeFrance, Wilton, IA; Steve (Joyce) DeFrance, Mason City, IA; Micki (Jim) Jacobson, Arlington, TX; Sam (Ellen) DeFrance, Colorado Springs, CO; Donna (Steve) Waite, Savannah, GA; and Dave (Rhonda) DeFrance, Webster, IA. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Beverly Judge, Garwin, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings and spouses; Lewis and Wilma Judge, Gertrude and Fred Kerr, Walter and Mary Judge, Richard and Maxine Judge, Lawrence, Henry and Ida Judge and Virgil Judge.

Memorials may be made to Davenport Lutheran Home, 1130 West 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa, 52806, or your public library.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Homes of Tama and McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf are assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Bertha’s obituary at and