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Bertha Irene Trear, loving mother and grandmother of Olpe, Kansas, died at the age of 92 on May 2, 2022.

Bertha was born on September 14, 1929 to John and Martha (Thill) Scheve. She lived most of her life on a farm southeast of Olpe. She married Louis Edward Trear on May 26, 1951 at Maydale Catholic Church and was a member of St. Joseph’s parish.

Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Louis, her daughter Martha, her son Gary, five brothers, Lawrence, Charles, Ralph, Edward and Johnny Scheve, as well as five sisters, Eleanor Schneider, Geneva Schneider, Theresa Redeker, Mary Lou Burenheide, and Eileen Scheve, who died in infancy.

Surviving family members include: daughters, Janet (Rich) Eisenbarth of Topeka, Pam (Brad) Norton of Burlington; daughter-in-law Shelly Trear of Wichita, grandchildren, Melissa (Duane) Baack, Natalie (Alex) Slezarski, Brittany (Tyler) Jenkins, Casey (Bryan) Morgan, Megan (Andrew) Emerton, Bryce (Christi) Trear, Courtney Trear -Rains, Chad Trear, Bailee Norton and Regan Norton; 11 great-grandchildren.

Bertha was a sweet and gentle caregiver who loved family, friends, cards and the Lord. Even in her late eighties, she enjoyed hosting wonderful family holiday meals at her house. She had lifelong friends and relatives as well as neighbors who were dear to her. It was not uncommon for the phone to be busy when the family called! She will be missed by many.

Cremation is scheduled with a Christian Burial Mass to be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment to follow at Maydale Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. on Friday before Mass. Memorial contributions to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or Maydale Cemetery may be sent to care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Emporia, KS 66801. You may leave condolences online at