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Bertha Irene Charles

10/10/1930 - 10/12/2020

Obituary for Bertha Irene Charles

Bertha Irene Charles, 90, of La Monte, MO passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. She was born on October 10, 1930 in Houstonia, MO the daughter of Herbert H. and Goldie (Frisch) Kreisel, who preceded her in death.

Bertha enjoyed the outdoors, especially her flowers and watching the birds. She retired from Rival Mfg. after 24 years of dedication and hard work.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Charles (Angie) of La Monte, and Steven Charles (Becky) of Warrensburg, MO; three brothers, Carl (Betty) of Houstonia, MO, Eldon (Diane) of Hughesville, MO and Herb Kreisel (Jean) of Fairfield, IL; one sister, Marge Charles (Lyonel) of Sweet Springs; three grandchildren, Sara Nicholson (Jared), Trenton Charles, and Abby Morrison; and four great grandchildren, Ava, Porsche, James and Madison.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by four sisters, Lola Mae Dieckhoff, Edna Smith, Ruth Kreisel at infancy and Shirley Kreisel at infancy.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chris Jackson officiating.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be at Sweet Springs Cemetery, Sweet Springs, MO.

Pallbearers will be Trenton Charles, Jared Nicholson, Randy Charles, Dan Kreisel, Jeff Kreisel, and Tom Kreisel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




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Sedalia, MO 65301
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Burial / Interment

01:00 PM
Sweet Springs Cemetery

Sweet Springs, MO
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So many wonderful memories of times spent with Aunt Bertha. As children Randy and I would always be so happy when Uncle Bob, Aunt Bertha, Gary and Steve would come spend the weekend at our house or we would visit them. Lots of good times. Always felt as though the boys were more like brothers than cousins. As we grew older I would spend the night with Aunt Bertha once in a while and we always had fun. We grew up and had families of our own and didn't see each other much, but Gary and Steve I think of you often and want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Love you guys. Aunt Bertha was my second mom and I will always cherish the memories of our times together.
- Brenda (Bogay)
What a sweet kind lady, I always enjoyed our visits. She had a lovely flower bed and enjoyed spending time keeping it beautiful. She was always fun to spend time with have a glass of tea and just enjoy her company.
- Judy Shukers
So sorry for your loss Gary and Angie.
- Pam
I remember going over to great grandma Goldie's as child a lot with my Grandma Charles (Marge) I'd many times talk them all into going fishing with me in the pond across the road lol. She also never forgot a time when I was very young that she broke my candy cane and I was mad at her for a week haha. Bertha would always write me letters when I was either in basic training or Afghanistan as well, always loved to hear from her. Gonna miss her
- Eric Perkins
I am very sorry to hear of Bertha's passing. She was such a sweet lady and I missed visiting with her.
- Denise Nicholson

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