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Velma Naomi Middleton Bartlett
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1902
Sherman County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 2007
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Examiner
Independence, Missouri/Jackson County, MO

Velma Naomi (Middleton) Bartlett, 105, Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at the Independence Manor Care Center.

Velma was born August 21, 1902, in rural Kanorado, Kan., the second born of nine children to Warren Elmer and Lillie May (Fender) Middleton. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a charter member of the Slover Park Congregation since 1944. She was married to John Russell Bartlett on Oct. 9, 1921; he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1970.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Velma Fern Marr of Independence; grandchildren, Janice Myers and husband, John, of Independence, Lawrence Harrington and wife, Ann, of Mesa, Ariz., John Harrington and wife, Frances, and Sandra Dutzel and husband, Leonard, all of Independence, Lorna Stocker and husband, Mike, of Buckner, Mo., and David Bartlett of Independence; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; a sister and brother, Dorothy Hurst of Independence, and Orwin Middleton of Cambria, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Bartlett, a grandson Gregory Marr, in 1991, and a daughter-in-law, Ruth Bartlett.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence, 816-252-7900. Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or to Crossroads Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Family links: 
  Warren Elmer Middleton (1871 - 1930)
  Lillie Mae Fender Middleton (1876 - 1965)
  John Russell Bartlett (1894 - 1970)
  Lester Lloyd Middleton (1900 - 1913)*
  Velma Naomi Middleton Bartlett (1902 - 2007)
  Earl Raymond Middleton (1907 - 1984)*
  Lucille Jean Middleton (1910 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Mound Grove Cemetery
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Michael K. Middleton
Originally Created by: Terry B. Hardy
Record added: Aug 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21244359
Velma Naomi <i>Middleton</i> Bartlett
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