Berta Hynes

December 30, 1946 - December 2, 2023

Berta Hynes

December 30, 1946 - December 2, 2023

Berta Hynes, 76, of Louisville, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her spouse of nearly 30 years, Tom Hynes; parents, Robert and Mary Alma Philpot; sisters, Suzanne George and Mary Catherine Philpot; a son, Brad Church and grandsons, Eric Church, PJ Combs and Logan Church.

Berta earned her Registered Nurse (BSN) from Spalding University in 1984 and graduated with honors. She loved working with kids in many areas of pediatrics at Kosair Children’s Hospital her whole nursing career.

Berta loved to laugh and the joys of family life.  She had many struggles in her life and eventually found peace. Her sisters were a consistent source of support and her grandchildren brought her great joy.

She is survived by her children: daughters, Sarah McClellan (Mike), of Louisville; Beth Church Zikic (Ivan) of Nokomis, FL and a son, Matt Church of Louisville; four sisters, Jane Queenan, Gemma Hoehler, Beverly Bruenderman, and Melissa Miller, all of Louisville, a brother, Tim Philpot of Lexington; and grandchildren, Nathan Kahle, of Charlestown, IN, Phillip Kahle of Flowery Branch, GA, Lindsey Kahle and Olivia Ramsey of Louisville, Lawrence and Michael Church of Bedford, KY, and Alex Church Jones of Carmel, IN. She also leaves behind many beloved great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Family Memorial service will be held at a private residence on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 4 pm with a Reception to follow.

Condolences (4)

Maggie Ronnau Stiff

I remember the pleasure of babysitting for Berta many years ago when she and her family lived in Plantation. Beth, Sarah and Brad were awesome children. Berta was always upbeat and her smile was infectious. Our Lord has welcomed her with wide open arms, may sweet Berta Rest In Peace❤️

SueAnn Ryan Warms

Wow! So shocked to read this. Berta and I shared some wonderful times together in the Plantation days. So sorry to hear this. My love and condolences to Sarah, Beth and Matt, plus all her loved ones. Hugs and love to each of you.

Sherman and Rosemary

Berta was a kind and compassionate person who often put others needs ahead of her own. I never had interaction with her in her nursing profession, but I’m sure she was a wonderful nurse. Sherman and I have happy memories of spending a fun weekend with Berta, Tom, Gemma and Marty house boating on Cumberland River!
Rest in peace, dear Berta.

Katie Williams

Berta Did love a good laugh. She also loved a good story to tell or hear. Hugs to her wonderful siblings, children, & grandchildren. May Berta RIP.