Bertha Marie Waters Medenwald
95, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 1, 2014. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 28, 1918 to Clifford and Emma Miller Waters. Bertha's family was always first in her life. She married Dallas "Bud" Medenwald on March 29, 1940 and they were married 64 years until Bud's death in 2004. They raised three sons, Ronnie, Cliff, and Dallas. Bertha worked at the 7-Up Company, Sweetheart Bakery, Michigan Road Pharmacy, St. Michael's School Cafeteria and Allison's General Motors Corporation. After retiring she volunteered at both St. Vincent's Hospital and Indianapolis Women's Hospital. Bertha enjoyed traveling and dancing of all types. She participated in both clogging and tap dancing into her 80's. Bertha as a young adult tried out for the "Radio City Rockettes". She enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's various sports activities.
Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Dallas; two sisters, Euzena Waters Reed and Mildred Waters King; and grandson, Tony Medenwald.
She is survived by her sons, Ronald (Gale), Clifford, and Dallas (Denise); grandchildren, Chris Medenwald, Jason Medenwald, Jennifer Turiello, Yvonne Sullivan, and Dallas Medenwald; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Christian, Colin, Case, Lily, Julia, and William; and sister, Betty Waters Warner.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel . Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 in the funeral home. Bertha will be laid to rest in Washington Park North Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: http://www.conklefuneralhome.com
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