Alberta “Bertie” Chestnut,

Former area resident, Alberta “Bertie” Chestnut, passed away Tues., Sept. 17, 2013 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, KS at the age of 73.

She was born Oct. 23, 1939 to Carl & Elizabeth (Hubert) Trarbach.  Her daughter, Melody, preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1981.

Survivors include her son, Pat Chestnut of Hays; daughters, Mickie Dreiling, Melinda Chestnut and Melissa Leiker, all of Hays; sisters Doris Lovelady of Hill City, KS and Betty Lampkin of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, with Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating.  Burial will follow in the Marvin Cemetery, Glade, KS.

Visitation will be Wed. from 5 – 9 p.m. and Thurs. from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends Thursday evening from 7 – 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Diabetes Association or the Johnson Cancer Research Center at KSU.  Online condolences to:

Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, is in charge of arrangements.