Born: March 1, 1889, Kentucky.
Died: March 13, 1945, Miller County, Missouri.
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Bertha was the daughter of William C. and Eliza Wilson, and wife of song writer Haldor Lillenas.
She studied at Deets Pacific Bible College, Los Angeles, California (later Pasadena College), and was an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She was evangelist, singer, composer and pianist.