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Wilma Lea Bartlett - 96

1/20/1923 - 6/2/2019

Macomb Formerly of Tennessee, Illinois

Wilma Lea Bartlett of Macomb, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  She was born January 20, 1923 near Cheyenne, WY., to William and Alma (Wright) Pollock.  She was united in marriage  to Deward Bartlett in Colchester, on January 20, 1946.  He preceded her in death , August 2, 1979.     

    Wilma is survived by one son: Danny (Sue) Bartlett of Tennessee, one daughter: Dianna (John) Lahnum of Colchester, six grandchildren, Anita Bartlett, Jill (Ben) Beck, Julie Bartlett, of Macomb, Trisha Kemble, Spencer Kemble of Colchester, Kathryn Huber of Macomb, five great-grandchildren: Ross Bartlett, Emmett Beck, Roma Bride, Emery Bartlett-Holsapple, Layla Kemble, one sister: Ruth Carson of Colchester, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

    Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers: Keith Pollock, Ross Pollock, and sisters: Maxine Campbell and Eileen Allison.

    Wilma was a farm wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.  Her family was her pride and joy.  She loved to sew, cook, mow her yard, and entertain family and friends for a meal.  There was always room for another person at the table.  Wilma was a member of the Colmar Christian Church.  During most of her years, she was the church pianist.  Church activities and the church family was a big part of her life.

    Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dan Orman.  Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial is to Colmar Christian Church or the Elms Nursing Home. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the funeral home

10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 3, 2019, at the funeral home


  • Barbara Knox

    on 06/03/19

    Well..........Hope you're taking some stitches again Grandma Bartlett.  Sending love to all the family.  Barb

  • Estelene Bodenhamer

    on 06/04/19

    The Wilma Lea Bartlett I knew was an encouraging, optimistic, kind lady who always seemed glad to see me and to talk with me.  I know she was a loving mother who tried her best to see to it that her children had all the advantages she could give them.  I remember her playing the organ at the Colmar Christian Church and helping out at several church activities.  Surely God has said to her, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant.  Enter now into the joys of thy Lord."  Estelene Bodenhamer

  • Dave and Pat Carnine

    on 06/05/19

    One of God's Greatest...We praise God for our great memories and send our love and prayers for the family.  Dave and Pat Carnine

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