Jean Ayers Bertram, 57, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Owensboro on May 29, 1962. Jean was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She enjoyed writing, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. Along with her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her siblings, Gene Ayers, Anna Foster, and Janet Ayers Keller. Jean is survived by her husband, James “Mike” Bertram; her children, Jamie Flaim (Ralph) Kays, David Michael (Crystal) Bertram, Brad Andrew Bertram, Ashleigh Nicole (Logan) Bell, Eric Thomas (Stephanie) Bertram, Shelby Jean Bertram, Sydney Michelle Bertram; her grandchildren, Kaylee Kays, Timothy Kays, Chloe Kays, Madden Rhodes, Medley Rhodes, Cash Kays, Graham Bertram, Grayson Bertram, Garrett Bertram, Amelia Bell, John Thomas Bell, Aubrey Bertram, and Hadleigh Bertram; her siblings, Sharon Young, Joseph (Diana) Evans, Leroy (Linda) Evans, and Phyllis (David) Buchanan. Services will be noon Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at St. Stephen Cathedral, with Father Jerry Riney officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service Wednesday at the church. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Bertram. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Jean Ayers Bertram at

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  1. Burt my friend so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and the family. If there is anything I can do for you just let me know, and I mean that.

  2. I was so sad to see Jean in the obits this morning. I have done business with her for a number of years and she was always so bubbly and sweet. My heart goes out to her husband, Mike, who you could tell she adored. She also spoke highly of her children an

  3. I always remember Jean’s beautiful smile! I will always cherish that. Thoughts and Prayers for Mike and all the beautiful children and grandchildren.

  4. Mike & family, I am so very sorry to just now learn of Jean’s passing. I remember when you lived across from Bobby & Lana when the girls were little. She was such a good neighbor. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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