Funeral services for Bertie O. (Reinschmidt) Walls will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2 pm at First Baptist Church of Weatherford under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home, burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. Viewing will be available at Lockstones beginning Friday September 4, 2020 and the family will receive friends on Monday September 7, 2020 from 3 to 5:00 pm in the Lockstone chapel. There will be a live stream of the services provided at www.facebook. com/lstwford/. Additional information can be found on Facebook at In Memory of Bertie O Walls.
Bertie, long-time resident and retired school teacher, of Weatherford, OK passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa; she was 80. She moved to Bartlesville to be near her family in 2018 after the 2015 death of her husband, Jimmie “Jim” Walls. She most recently resided in independent living at Baptist Village of Owasso.
Bertie took early retirement for health reasons from Weatherford Public Schools in 1998, after a long and fulfilling career in Elementary Education. She taught 5th grade and Special Reading at East Elementary for 15 years; and also taught at Lookeba-Sickles, Big Pasture and Walters Elementary Schools.
Bertie was born May 11, 1940 to Alfred and Elsie (Schultz) Reinschmidt in Gotebo, OK. She grew up on the family farm and attended Lake Valley Schools, graduating in a class of 12 in 1958. She attended college at Southwestern in Weatherford briefly before reconnecting and marrying the love of her life, Jimmie K. Walls.
Bertie met Jimmie when she was 12 and he was 13. They dated off and on through high school and their paths crossed again in college. Bertie and Jimmie were married November 25, 1959 at Odessa Baptist Church in Gotebo, OK and were blessed with 55 years together. The couple made their first home in Sentinel, OK, where they had 2 children. Later moving to Walters, OK where they lived and worked for 11 years before making their way back to Weatherford in 1975.
She completed her college education by earning a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and English at Cameron University in Lawton, OK. She later earned a Masters Degree and Special Reading Certificate at SWOSU in Weatherford. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford, Kappa Kappa Iota, OREA and Weatherford Retired Teachers Association.
She played basketball in high school and was a huge fan of OKC Thunder. She was an avid reader and quilter, she loved to cook, garden, sew and crochet. She was the best daughter, wife, Mom and Grandma ever and loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.
Bertie is survived by her two daughters, Kelley Young of Owasso, and Kim Maguire of Bartlesville; six grandchildren, Jamie Maguire ofLawton, Jarod Young of Austin, TX, Lindsey Watters and husband Cory of Ochelata, OK; Jessica Pulliam and husband Ryan of Beggs, OK Sarah Maguire of Tulsa, and Seth Maguire of Apache, OK. Her pride and joy were her two great-grandchildren, Stetson and Remington Watters. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law; Charlene Reinschmidt of Duncan, Jean Reinschmidt of Yukon and Pat Andrews of Snyder; one brother-in-law, Virgil “Wayne” Walls of Houston, TX; along with many nieces, nephews. cousins and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, both of her twin brothers, Dennis and Dennie Reinschmidt, one nephew, Danny Reinschmidt, and two nieces, Janie Sullivan and Debbie Wemmer.
Bertie was loved by all who knew her and she was a firm believer in the value of education. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Weatherford Public School Foundation or the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation.