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Mrs. Bertha M. McKinster

December 1, 1925 - 18, 2017

In Loving Memory of Bertha M. McKinster

BERTHA MAY (ZEIHER) MCKINSTER, 91 of Indianapolis, IN passed away May18, 2017. Bertha was born in Miami Beach, FL on December 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank V. and Estella M. (Wildes) Zeiher.  Bertha was a graduate of Speedway High School and attended and graduated from business school. She was a retired secretary and homemaker, who always had a happy outlook and a warm smile to encourage others. Bertha engaged in a lifetime of volunteering including over 5100 hours at the Children’s Museum. She also volunteered with Oasis, IMS and with the Indianapolis Public Schools.  Bertha was a member of the American Legion, the Eastern Star, and Clermont Christian Church.  She is survived by her daughter, Denise K. Bertch (Stanley) and her son, Karle F. McKinster along with 6 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren. Bertha is preceded in death by her late husband, Robert W. McKinster to whom she was married for 57 years; her son, Kevin R. McKinster; her grandson, Wesley A. Bertch; and three brothers and two sisters.  Friends and Family may call at the Gothic Chapel of Crown Hill Cemetery from 4-8pm on Friday, May 26 or from 10am-noon on Saturday, May27.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 27, at noon in the Gothic Chapel. Following the service, Bertha will be laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Macular Degeneration Foundation.


Mrs.  Bertha M. McKinster

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