Bertha Ella Cone Award
The Bertha Ella Cone Award is awarded annually in recognition of exemplary service and dedication on behalf of the Houston Hemerocallis Society.

Award Winners

1989 Mary Gage & Margaret Standard
1990 Jo Crisp & Ann Buckingham
1991 Kermit Muske
1992 Jim (Boone) Keeling
1993 Jim Walker & Bill Jarvis
1994 Anna Rosa Glidden
1995 Geneva Archer
1996 Gene Childers
1997 Eddie Gage
1998 Catherine Neal
1999 Kermit Muske
2000 Leon and Paula Payne
2001 Sara Chumley, Hershal Theilen, & Maurice Petersen
2002 Loris Garrett & Alice Rowe
2003 Franklin Krampota
2004 Robert DeVeau
2005 Boone Keeling
2006 Margaret Standard
2007 Kae Theilen
2008 Josie Muske
2009 James Bailey
2010 Loris Garrett
2011 Catherine Neal
2012 Kermit Muske
2013 Hershal Theilen
2014 Michael Lindee
2015 Milton Pierson
2016 Bill Jarvis


Bertha Ella Cone was one of the grand ladies of the Houston Hemerocallis Society. Tireless in her dedication to the club, Bertha was instrumental in the growth of the club in the sixties and seventies. She was president of the club from 1971 to 1974. Bertha also hybridized and registered COOL ACRES, CELESTIAL CLOUDS, and TEXAS CARDINAL (pictured below).


TEXAS CARDINAL