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Martha Louise Ennis Bertram, Taylor Co., KY (1942-2016)

She was widely respected member of one of South Central Kentucky's leading families. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of First United Methodist Church where only God knows the number of hours of her time that she volunteered. Her husband of over 53 years, Phil Allan Bertram, survives.
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Martha Louise Ennis Bertram of Campbellsville, daughter of the late William Paul Ennis and Mary Josephine Ennis Pearson, was born October 12, 1942, in Bullitt County, KY. She died January 1, 2017. Her will to live the last 3-1/2 years of her life amazed many, including medical professionals.

The funeral service for Martha Louise Ennis Bertram will be Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 10amCT/11amET, at First United Methodist Church, 307 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Neil Salvaterra and Rev. Paul J. Dicken; Saturday, January 7, with additional visitation 8am-10amCT/9am-11amET. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, 200 block W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be Friday afternoon, 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, January 6, 2017, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers: Mark Arnett, Craig Cox, Terry Coyle, Col. Brian DeMers, Thomas R. McMahan, Maurice Pickett, John Sublett, and Cary Ray Wise

Honorary pallbearers: Trenton Carl Beams, George Barry Bertram, Jr., John David Bertram, Charles Edward Ennis, Jr., Daniel Calvin Ennis, Quintin Joel Ennis, Toby Wade Ennis, Jerry Paul Ennis, Michael Todd Tims, Walter Dan Tims, Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, and Susan Loy Circle

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of First United Methodist Church where only God knows the number of hours of her time that she volunteered.

She united in marriage to Phil Allan Bertram March 2, 1963.

Besides her husband, she is survived by:
  • Two daughters: Deborah Kay Bertram DeMers and husband Col. Brian DeMers, Martha Phyllis Bertram Arnett and husband Mark Arnett and son Circuit Judge Allan Ray Bertram and his wife Kelli O'Banion Bertram

  • Six grandchildren: Sierra Kay DeMers, Jacqueline Noel DeMers, Sydney Elizabeth Bertram, Madison Nicole Bertram, Marcus Phillip Arnett and Ava Josephine Arnett

  • A special great-niece: Alethea Jannelle DeMers

  • Three sisters: Mary Katherine Jolly (Guy), Sharon Kay Beams, Carolyn Sue Tims

  • One brother: Charles Edward Ennis, Sr.

  • Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends
She was preceded in death by her brothers James Wallace Ennis and Willard Earnest Ennis and his wife, Shirley Young Ennis, brother-in-law, Terry Beams and her beloved step-father, Walter Pearson, Sr.

Send condolences to the family of Martha Louise Ennis Bertram

Family request expressions of sympathy be donations to Campbellsville First United Methodist Church, the Gideons International or Campbellsville University for the Martha Ennis Bertram Endowed Scholarship Fund and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 N Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangement.

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Martha Louise Ennis Bertram, Taylor Co., KY (1942-2016)

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