January 15, 2011
January 15, 2011
Bertha Medina, 87, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 15 2011 at St. Lukes Medical Center. Born July 31, 1923 in El Paso Texas to Jose and Vincenta Vela, she was Beloved Mother, Grand Mother, and Great Grand Mother. She was an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish, a competitive ballroom dancer and a beacon of light to many. She was a graduate Our Lady of Guadalupe Grade School and Redemptorist High School. She also enjoyed playing the piano, and spending quality time with her family. She leaves behind many friends and loved ones.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents Jose and Vicenta, a brother Manuel Vela, and a sister Teresa Espinosa. She was survived by her husband of 64 years Louis Medina, her brother Louie Vela, and her 8 children Joseph P. Medina of Overland Park, Mary V. Baker and spouse Bobby of Kansas City, Elizabeth A. Maxwell of Ft. Pierce FL, Louis E. Medina of Westminster CO, Eva M. Granston and spouse Bruce of Seattle WA, Vincent A. Medina of Rogers AR, Theresa M. Fisher of Kansas City MO, and Christine L Capra and spouse Jerry of Kansas City MO; 19 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, January 19th at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO where the rosary will be prayed at 6:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday at St. Elizabeth Church, 75th and Main Street, Kansas City, MO followed by entombment at Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Our Lady of Guadalupe Grade School, 2310 Madison, Kansas City, MO 64108.
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