Mary Frances Bertram, 89, of Mt. Carmel, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 at Wabash General Hospital, Mt. Carmel, IL.

She was born December 19, 1920 in Wabash County, the daughter of Jerry and Eva Belle (Brown) Gray.

She married Ernest Dibrell “Dib” Bertram and he preceded her in death.

Mary was a cook at various restaurants.

She is survived by her children, Paul Leroy (Sandy) Wetter of Vero Beach, FL, Richard “Dick” (Lola) Bertram of Mt. Carmel, Steven Joe Bertram of Mt. Carmel, and Connie Sue (Terry) Peach of Mt. Carmel; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and several great great-grandchildren

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; seven brothers, Harold, Ralph, Bill, George, Jerry, John and Carroll Gray; and two sisters, Ferris Richardson and Opal Harris.

The family remembers her as a loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel of Short Funeral Home with burial in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel.