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Bertha Stephens

Bertha Stephens
June 17
11:08 2021

Bertha Stephens, age 99, of Breckenridge, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, at Morehart Mortuary with Dr. Genoa Goad officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.

Bertha Ethel Hardee was born January 27, 1922, in Parks, Texas, to parents Amos Ambrose Hardee and Bertha Ethel Kelly Hardee. She attended schools in Parks before moving to Breckenridge, where she graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1940. On July 13, 1941, Bertha married Oren Cecil Heairren. The two were married for 37 years until his passing in 1978. She later married Willard Jack Stephens on October 20, 1984. Bertha was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Breckenridge for many years, as well as the Dorcas Sunday School class. She enjoyed working in her yard and being outside. She also liked to sew and found joy in altering clothes for her family members. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; one infant son, Oren Wayne Heairren; one brother, Kenneth Ambrose Hardee; and one step-sister, Doris Conner.

Mrs. Stephens is survived by her daughter, Alicia Heairren Waller and husband Scott; two grandsons, Zachary Scott Waller and wife Courtney, and Luke Benjamin Waller and wife Whitney; five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan, Adele, Landree and Brazos Waller.

The family would like to give special thanks to Sally Mendoza and the caretaker at Seniorly Yours, Beth Price, for the wonderful care and love given to Mrs. Stephens.

Memorials may be made to the Eolian Community Church and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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