Bertha Pickle

Bertha Ann Yaley Pickle, 92, of New London, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, November 6, 2023 at Park Place in Mt. Pleasant.  She was born May 13, 1931 in Lee County Pleasant Ridge Township to Eugene Hayes and Edith Mae Blint Yaley.  On August 10, 1950 she married Richard Jack Pickle in New London; he died June 18, 1996.

She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and a member of New London United Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker and worked at Deerwood Golf Club in New London and Buffs in Mt. Pleasant.  She enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, baking, sewing, doing needlework with her neighbors, and doing for others.

Survivors include her daughters Diane Pickle of New London and Jacque (Richard) Dayton of Bentonville, Arkansas; son Bradley (Dr. Lora Larson) Pickle of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandsons Christopher Cain of Ozawkie, Kansas and Aaron Cain of Edmond, Oklahoma; great-grandson Colson Cain; sisters Velna Smith of Salem, Carol (Dean) Anderson and Marlene (Dick) Lenz both of New London; brothers Merle Yaley of Mt. Pleasant and Marvin (Jan) Yaley of Salem; and sister-in-law Irma Yaley of Mt. Pleasant.   Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son Randyl; daughter-in-law Mary Pickle; brother George Yaley; sister-in-law Hazel Yaley; and brother-in-law Ed Smith.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Elliott Chapel, New London. There will be no family visitation.  The funeral service for Mrs. Pickle will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, November 10, 2023 at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Gordon Hawkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, after which friends and family are invited back to Elliott Chapel for light refreshments. A memorial has been established for EveryStep Hospice.  Online condolences may be left at