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-grand-
children; 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-grand-
children; one foster grand-
daughter; two great-grand-
children; 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
 Indianapolis Star 
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
stepgrandchildren; a foster
grandchild; two great-grand-
children; three great-step-grand-
children; two foster great-grand-
children; a great-great-grandchild.
Submitted by Mark Wirey