An obituary in Monday's editions of The Washington Post about Bertha C. McNeill, 91, who died Friday, incorrectly stated that Miss McNeill had attended a Dunbar High School class reunion two days before her death. Miss McNeill was invited to the function but did not attend.
Bertha C. McNeill, 91, a retired Washington public high school teacher who was active in women's and church organizations, died Friday at the Wisconsin Avenue Nursing Home. She had arteriosclerosis.
Miss McNeill began her teaching career at the old M Street High School and then continued at Dunbar High School, where she taught English and journalism and sponsored the Dunbar Observer", before retiring in 1957.
For the next four years, whe was a visiting professor at Howard University where she taught courses dealing with speed reading and remedial reading.
She made several trips to Europe as a delegate of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was elected president of the organization's D.C. Area Branch in 1954. She also had as an editor of the League's journal.
In 1975, she was awarded a Golden Circle 50-year Certificate from the Lincoln Congregational Temple, United Church of Christ. She had edited the "Lincoln Reporter" during a portion of her time with the church.
Miss McNeill also wrote a weekly newspaper column from 1964 to 1969 for the Wilmington (N.C.) Journal, that focused on the Washington scene.
She was a charter member of the Howard University Women's Club and a founder of the College Alumnae Club, which is affiliated with the National Association of University Women.
Miss McNeill was a native of North Carolina, and came to Washington in 1905. She graduated from Howard University three years later and earned a master's degree at Catholic University in 1945. She also did graduate work at New York University and the University of Chicago.
She was a guest at many of Dunbar's high school class reunions over the years, and had attended a 40th class reunion two days before her death.
Miss McNeill leaves no immediate survivors.
It is suggested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Women's Fellowship or Group I at The Lincoln Congregational Temple, UCC, in Washington.