Stillwater News Press


November 16, 2013

Bertie Maxine (Pearson) Logan

Bertie Maxine (Pearson) Logan, 88, of Stillwater,  went to be with her Lord and savior on Nov. 14, 2013.  Graveside service will be 2 p.m. on Monday at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau. Officiating will be Dean Bryce of Church of Christ in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, has been entrusted with arrangements.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1925, to Dudley Max Pearson and Mattie Hazel (Porter) Pearson in Witthorne, Carroll County, Tenn.  

She attended Oklahoma A&M where she earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics and one of the first persons to earn a master’s degreee in early childhood education. She was a much loved and dedicated kindergarten teacher for 34 years. Bertie was a member of Stillwater Church of Christ, Brookside Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, and First Christian Church, Poteau.

Raised in Tennessee, she loved to share stories of growing up picking cotton and having her father read bedtime stories by oil lamp.  During World War II, she worked in the Milan, Tenn., Army Ammunition Plant prior to moving to Poteau to live with an aunt where she then met her future husband. She married Joe Paul Logan on March 22, 1946, in Fort Smith, Ark. They were married until his death on Jan. 15, 1985.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, DeWayne Pearson of Cedar Grove, Tenn.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Jo Kennedy and her husband Richard, Stillwater; son, Joe Scott Logan and his wife, Christie, Placitas, New Mexico; three grandchildren; Aimee Logan Pearce and her husband Jordan, Houston, Texas; Zachary Logan, Dallas, Texas; Lauren Kennedy, Stillwater; and great-grandson, Archer Pearce; three brothers, Harold Pearson, Cedar Grove, Tenn.; Billy Pearson, Huntingdon, Tenn., and Jimmy Pearson, Huntingdon, Tenn.; three sisters, Kathleen Wheeler, Milan, Tenn.; Marie Burr, Hendersonville, Tenn., and Wanda Crossett, Huntingdon, Tenn.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting       


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