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Robert Bob Johnson
and Melissa Nancy Vanover

Robert "Bob" Johnson b 1 May 1860; s/o William Varner Johnson and Matilda "Tillie" Mullins. Robert "Bob" Johnson m. 10 Aug 1885 Letcher Co KY to Melissa Nancy Vanover b about 1860. (Melissa Nancy Vanover sibling, Samuel Vanover b 8 Apr 1855). Children of Robert Bob Johnson and Melissa Nancy Vanover;

1. Matilda Johnson b 1888 d 1964 OH; m. 1906 to Henry Hall b 1885 d 1964 OH; s/o Alan Hall and Jemima Blankenship. Child of Henry Hall and Matilda Johnson; I. Child m. Unknown. Child of Child and Unknown; i. Marilyn Beck

2. Bertha Johnson b 17 Aug 1909 Letcher Co KY d 1 Oct 1998 age 89 years, 1 month, 14 days; m. 1929 to Bill Bentley d 11 Feb 1962. Children of Bill Bentley and Bertha Johnson;

i. Woody Bentley d 10 Jun 1989

ii. Jacqueline Bentley m. Male Johnson d 7 Mar 1995

iii. Carl Bentley

iv. Herbert Bentley

v. Billy Joe Bentley

vi. Robert Lee Bentley

vii. Gladys Bentley m. Male Johnson

viii. Nellie L Bentley m. Male Fleming

ix. Natasha Arnold (raised as their daughter)


Obituary: Bertha Johnson Bentley
17 Aug 1909 - 1 Oct 1998

Bertha Bentley, daughter of Robert and Nancy Melissa (Vanover) Johnson, was born in Letcher County, Kentucky on August 17, 1909. She passed from this life at her residence at Jackhorn, Kentucky on October 1, 1998 making her stay here on tills earth 89 years, 1 month, and 14 days.

Bertha was a member of the Church of Christ for many years.

She enjoyed spending her past time quilting, growing flowers, and caring for loved ones. Bertha has bean in poor health for many years.

In 1929, Bertha married Bill Bentley.

He preceded her in death on February 11, 1962, To this union was born eight children. Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, several brothers and sisters, one son Woody Bentley on June 10, 1989, and one daughter Jacqueline Johnson on March 7, 1995.

Bertha Bentley leaves behind many loved ones to mourn her passing. She is survived by four sons: Carl, Herbert, Billy Joe, and Robert Lee Bentley all of Jackhorn; two daughters: Gladys B. Johnson and Nellie L Fleming also of Jackhorn. Bertha also leaves behind Natasha Arnold, whom she raised as her own daughter. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and loved her.


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