Bertha Scott Hammons Pittman, 99, of Batavia, formerly of Knox County, Kentucky, died Nov. 10.
Pittman received a bachelor’s degree in education from Union College and a master’s degree in education from University of Kentucky. She did her post graduate work at University of Cincinnati.
She taught for 11 years at Knox County schools and went on to supervise teachers for Union College in the Knox County Schools and Barbourville City Schools.
She taught for five years at Clermont Northeastern School District and was principal of CNE Elementary for 12 years.
After retiring, she served as president of Clermont County Retired Teacher’s Association.
Also during retirement, Pittman traveled in the United States and Europe. She and her husband spent 12 years as snow birds in Fort Myers, Fla. She belonged to a square dance club that performed in the Cincinnati area and she was active at her senior center.
Pittman was a faithful Christian all of her life. She loved reading the bible and loved her church. She taught Sunday school for 12 years at New Bethel Baptist Church before moving to Ohio where she started a young married Sunday school class at Owensville United Methodist.
She is survived by her children Betty Stanley and Mary Crozier, grandchildren Al Stanley, Kristen Lynch, Kara Hrkach, Jeff Crozier and Jennifer Walden, great-grandchildren Ray Lynch, Shelby Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Heather Haas, Natalie Foster, Rachel Crozier, Andrew Bessey, Forrest Wills, Savannah Wills, Seth Walden and Shay Walden and sister Anna Juday.
She was preceded in death by her parents Green Scott and Mary Burgan Scott, husbands Arthur Hammons and Dutch Pittman, siblings Lora Ellen, Bertie May, Irene, Geraldine and Edith, James, Henry, G.C., Orell, Wayne and Randall and her great-grandchild Jordan Bessey.
Pittman’s body was laid to rest at New Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Her spirit is forever with God in his loving care.