Bertha Jane Sutton, affectionately known as BJ, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2023, at the Barberton Hospital in Akron, OH. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends during her final moments. Bertha was born on May 30, 1953, in Akron.
BJ had a remarkable personality that touched the lives of everyone she met. She had a heart overflowing with love and compassion and radiated happiness wherever she went. Her outgoing nature made her a joy to be around, and she made everyone feel welcome and cherished.
Education played an important role in Bertha's life. She attended a Christian college in Kentucky, where she cultivated her passions and thirst for knowledge. Bertha's curious mind always sought to learn and grow, inspiring those around her.
Amongst her many hobbies and interests, Bertha held a deep love for animals. She found solace and joy in spending time with her furry friends. Additionally, she possessed a talent for knitting and crocheting, creating beautiful pieces that were treasured by those fortunate enough to receive them. Bertha's green thumb was evident through her vibrant garden that blossomed under her care. She truly embraced life to the fullest.
Bertha's proudest accomplishment was singing in an international choir. Her melodious voice captivated audiences wherever she performed, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the pleasure of hearing it.
Throughout her life, Bertha found strength in the enduring love and companionship of her husband Rodd Sutton. Their bond illuminated what true partnership meant—a union built on trust, support, and shared dreams. Together they weathered life's ups and downs with unwavering resilience.
BJ is preceded in death by her beloved parents George and Zola Ruble. As well as her dear sister, Rosemary Dremak.
She is also survived by her beloved son David Weese, who brought immeasurable joy into her life. The bond between mother and son was unbreakable and filled with unconditional love and support.
Bertha leaves behind a multitude of loving family members and friends who will forever cherish the memories they created with her. This includes brother, George Ruble of California, her beloved older sister, Vicki Strain of Akron, Ohio. As well as a host of loving nieces and nephews. One person who held an exceptionally special place in her heart was her best friend, Rene Fenn Flee. Their friendship was built on a foundation of trust, laughter, and unwavering support.
While the passing of Bertha Jane Sutton leaves a profound void in the lives of those who loved her, her spirit will live on in their hearts forever. She taught us to embrace life's precious moments, to love unconditionally, and to appreciate both the little joys and grand adventures that come our way.
In honoring Bertha's memory, let us strive to carry forward her legacy of kindness, compassion, and living life to the fullest. Though we mourn her loss deeply, we find solace in the knowledge that she is now at peace, free from pain. May she rest in eternal tranquility.