11/16/14 —— Bertha E. Ratleph

 Bertha E. Ratleph, age 70, passed away on November 12, 2014 at her home in Manchester, Tennessee surrounded by her loving family.

She retired from PCA Apparel Industries, Inc. in Manchester and later worked with Marcole Industries, Inc.

She was born in Cartwright. Illinois to her parents, the late Russell William Taapken, Sr. and Edith Jane Lowe Taapken.

Bertha was also preceded in death by her brothers, Russell W. Taapken, Jr., Jessie Clifford Taapkrn and Norvell Eugene Taapken; and sister, Betty Elaine White.

Bertha will be fondly remembered as loving mother and sister who loved puzzles, playing cards and word searches.

She is survived by her children, Brenda Watson, Jack Teal, Jr., Wanda Dykes, Connie Taylor and Vernon Teal all of Manchester, TN; sister, Bessie Jane Hunter;

flower 13brothers, William Lee Taapken and W.J. Taapken; her little dog and buddy, “A.J.”; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.


Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Funeral Home Chapel


Brother Lynn Anderson


Mt. Ararat Church of Christ Cemetery at Short Mountain, TN

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements