Bertha Hardesty, 87, was born July 14, 1915, in Bollinger County, the daughter of the late Zeke Loughary, and died Aug. 15, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. Mrs. Hardesty was a homemaker and a member of the Balch Church near Zalma. On June 9, 1986, she was united in marriage to John Hardesty in Stoddard County, and he survives of the home. Other survivors include three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter. Visitation was held from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance. The funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Pete Welker officiating. Interment followed at Berrong Cemetery near Gipsy.