|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1931|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 2013|
QHW-Sept. 3, 2013
John R. 'Bart' Bartholomew
HAMILTON, Ill.-John R. "Bart" Bartholomew, 82, of Hamilton, died Aug. 31, 2013, in his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center, Keokuk, Iowa. Burial will be in Keokuk National Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday in the center with family present 6-8 p.m.
John R. "Bart" Bartholomew, 82, of Hamilton, Illinois, died at 7:03 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013, at his home.
John was born July 25, 1931, in Keokuk, Iowa, a son of George G. and Velma V McKay Bartholomew. He married Beverly E. Knobbs on September 2, 1952, in Keokuk at Trinity United Methodist Church at 10th and Main Streets.
John lived in the Keokuk and Hamilton area all his life. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed for thirty years at Ogilvie-Mills as a supervisor. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Keokuk Chapter of American Red Cross, a former Junior Achievement instructor, and a former instructor of First Aid and CPR. He was former Iowa State Vice-President of NCHA- Family Campers and RVers.
John is survived by his wife, Beverly of Hamilton; a son Douglas R. Bartholomew and wife Mala of Hamilton; two daughters, Shelley R. Hawley and Monte Leenerts of Warsaw, Illinois and Lisa E Hayes and husband Ronald of Shelbyville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Richard Gorham of Keokuk. Also surviving are grandchildren, Monica M. Bartholomew of Oswego, Illinois, Leah M. (Rob) Paulson of Dublin, Ireland, Lindsay J. (Eric) Schlotterbeck of Carthage, Illinois, Nicholas John Hawley of Hamilton, Illinois, and Jame C. (Amanda) Hayes of Muscatine, Iowa; great grandchildren, Madison Hoskins, Ethan Schlotterbeck, Andrew and Macy Hayes, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother George G. Bartholomew Jr., two sisters Inez Carlson and Helen Gorham, a son-in-law Jodie Hawley and a granddaughter Jaime Nicole Hawley.
Visitation will be after 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street with family meeting friends from 6 to 8.
A Celebration of his life will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 5, 2013, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street with Brother Bill Hauser officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow at Keokuk National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lee County Hospice.
Keokuk National Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 06, 2013
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