Wadsworth, OH

Kathy Alta (Hershberger) Wertz went home to Jesus, November 8, 2016 after a long battle with kidney problems and dementia.


Born March 7, 1952, to Harry and Gladys Hershberger, Kathy grew up in Creston, OH where she attended Norwayne High School. Kathy, retired from Westfield Companies in 2011.


Kathy married Keith Wertz August 19, 1972 and they enjoyed 44 years of joyful life together. She moved to Wadsworth where the two lived their lives together. Kathy had two sons Kevin and Kristopher, and twin grandchildren, Kasen and Kohyn.



Kathy is preceded in death by both of her parents and two older brothers, Ronnie and Roger Hershberger. Kathy is survived by her husband Keith and sons Kevin and Kristopher, and grandchildren Kasen and Kohyn, daughter-in-law Janelle as well as one brother Robert Hershberger.


Kathy will be missed by all, but is with her God now singing praises to her heart’s content.


The family will receive friends 4-7 pm, Friday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.

Funeral service will be conducted 10am Saturday at Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Rd. Wadsworth. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64131 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.