- Local Guide
Bertha Mae Dinger, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Ellwood and Grace Irene (Geist) Yount.
She was married to her husband of 71 years, Byron E. Dinger, who survives.
Mrs. Dinger was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God, where she served as the church organist and pianist.
She and her husband had helped to raise foster children, and she liked to cook and bake.
She spent a lot of time gardening and working with her flowers. She was very artistic and loved to paint.
In addition to her loving husband, surviving relatives include two brothers, Bill Yount and wife Ruby of Punxsutawney and Harold Yount of Strongsville, Ohio; two sisters, Louise Vasbinder of Punxsutawney and Nina Smathers and husband Jake of Mahaffey; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Yount of Punxsutawney; a brother-in-law, Robert Burns of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Clair, Darl, Glenn and Harry Yount; and two sisters, Norma Burns and Annabelle Yount.
Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the funeral home with Minister Robert Ruffner officiating.
Private interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.