BARTLETT, Elsie M. (Preston)

Date of birth: 12 May 1928 Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky
Date of death: 6 October 2002 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Shelbyville News, 8 October 2002

Elsie M. Bartlett

Elsie M. Bartlett, 74, of Edinburgh, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.

Born May 12, 1928, in Grayson, Ky., she was the daughter of James W. and Sarah (Blanton) Preston. She married William Ray Bartlett on Nov. 4, 1961, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Dale R. Barnett of North Vernon and James “Tony” Barnett of Taylorsville; three daughters, Rae Jean Henry of Edinburgh, Rhonda N. Ryan of Jacksonville, Ark., and April R. Bartlett of Bedford; one foster daughter, Donna Railey of Edinburgh; two sisters, Gladys R. Miller of Greenwood and Goldie M. Moore of Mission, Miss.; 10 grand­children; two step-grand­children; one foster grand­daughter; two great-grandchildren; three step-great-grand­children; two foster great-grand­children; and one great-great-grandson.

Mrs. Bartlett was an inspector for National Lead in Edinburgh for 17 years, retiring in 1977. She formerly was an American Red Cross nurse's aide at Camp Atterbury and was employed at Union Starch in Edinburgh.

She was a member of Edinburgh American Legion Auxiliary No. 233 and Morgantown Order of Eastern Star No. 579.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St. in Edinburgh, with the Rev. Byron Fritz officiating.

Burial will be in Rest Haven Cem­etery in Edinburgh.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m., today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, American Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association or Edinburgh United Methodist Church, in care of Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh, IN 46124.

Franklin Daily Journal, 8 October 2002

EDINBURGH
Elsie M. Bartlett

Elsie M. Bartlett, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was a resident of Edinburgh.

She was born May 12, 1928, in Grayson, Ky. Her parents were James W. and Sarah (Blanton) Preston. She married William Ray Bartlett on Nov. 4, 1961. He preceded her in death May 3, 1977. Survivors include two sons, Dale R. Barnett of North Vernon and James "Tony" Barnett of Taylorsville; three daughters, Rae Jean Henry of Edinburgh, Rhonda N. Ryan of Jacksonville, Ark., and April R. Bartlett of Bedford; a foster daughter, Donna Railey of Edinburgh; two sisters, Gladys R. Miller of Greenwood and Goldie M. Moore of Mission, Miss.; 10 grand­children; two step-grand­children; one foster grand­daughter; two great-grand­children; three step-great-grand­children; two foster great-grand­children; and one great-great-grand­child.

She was employed by National Lead in Edinburgh as an inspector for 17 years, retiring in 1977.

She previously was employed by the American Red Cross at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh and by Union Starch in Edinburgh as a nurse's aide.

She was a member of Edinburgh Amer­ican Legion Auxiliary 233 and Morgan­town Order of the Eastern Star 579.

The Rev. Byron Fritz will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Morgantown Chapter 579 will conduct an Order of the Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund, Kidney Fund, Diabetes Fund or Edinburgh United Methodist Church.

Indianapolis Star, 8 October 2002

ELSIE M. PRESTON BARTLETT

Elsie M. Preston Bartlett, 74, Edinburgh, died Oct. 6. She was an inspector 17 years for National Lead, retiring in 1977. Previously, she was a nurse's aide at Camp Atterbury for the American Red Cross and at Union Star, Edinburgh. Mrs. Bartlett was a member of the American Legion ladies auxiliary, Edinburgh post, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Morgantown chapter.

Memorial contributions: Amer­ican Heart Assoc­iation, American Kidney Fund, American Diabetes Association or Edinburgh United Methodist Church.

Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 9 in Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edin­burgh, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.

She was the widow of William Ray Bartlett.

Survivors: children Dale R., April R., James “Tony” Bartlett, Rae Jean Henry, Rhonda N. Ryan; foster daughter Donna Railey; sisters Gladys R. Miller, Goldie M. Moore; 10 grandchildren; two step-grand­children; a foster grandchild; two great-grand­children; three great-step-grand­children; two foster great-grand­children; a great-great-grandchild.

Submitted by Mark Wirey