Bertha Ilett Christensen

Geneva Times

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Mrs. Bertha Ilett Christensen, 82, of 88 White Springs Road, died yesterday morning at Geneva General Hospital.

Friends may call at Bennett Funeral Home today from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm

The funeral will be Saturday at 11am at the funeral home. The Rev. Smith L. Lain will officiate. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brent Chapter of Trinity Episcopal Church or to a charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Christensen was born in Isle of Jersey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ilett. She came to America on the Titanic at the age of 17 and lived in Geneva for 45 years. She was one of the few remaining survivors of the Titanic which went down April 14, 1912, in the Atlantic Ocean. She was the widow of Cristen C. Christensen. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Brent Chapter of the church, the Woman's Club of Geneva and an honorary member of the Titanic Historical Society.

Surviving are two sons, Edward I. of Portland, Oregon, and Richard J. of Williamsville; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie (Phyllis) Dutchess of Angola; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Bisson of the Channel Islands.

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