POLAND, Ohio – Bertha (Machuga) deVarennes, 82, passed away on Saturday, July 8 at Sunrise Senior Living with her loving family by her side.
Bert was born August 13, 1934 in Struthers, a daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine Zoblisein Machuga.
She was a 1952 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and went on to receive her nursing degree from Case Western Reserve University and Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in 1958.
She was a dedicated teaching nurse working in the field for over 40 years.
She married the love of her life, Richard Delano deVarennes on February 23, 1963 who preceded her death in 1987. They were residents of Tega Cay, South Carolina where she was also elected mayor pro tempore.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Machuga of Alaska.
She will be deeply missed by her brothers, Harry (Rosemarie) Machuga and Stephen (Janice) Machuga of Youngstown and her sister, Maryann (Ronald) Porter of Destin, Florida and many loving nieces and nephews.
Bert’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers at Sunrise Senior Living and Crossroads Hospice for the wonderful care she received.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bert’s memory to Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, Ohio 44685.
Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, July 11 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.