Rose J. Bartley, 89

bartleyRose J. Bartley, 89, of Pershing St., Ellwood City passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at her residence.

Born April 5, 1927 on Division Ave. in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Adele Funari Battilocchi. She was married for 60 years to Clyde M. Bartley as they just celebrated their anniversary on April 28. He survives.

Rose graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945 and then attended Geneva College. She first worked as a secretary at the Aetna Standard. Rose then became the Vice President of Clyde M. Bartley Construction Co for many years. Rose was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Faith Love Circle. She was also a member of the Ellwood City Eastern Star, the Ellwood City Municipal Womens and the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary. Rose’s most cherished time was spent with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Clyde, survivors include a son, Brad A.(Sandra L.) Bartley of Chippewa; two grandchildren, Aaron P. Bartley, Jessica L. Bartley; a great granddaughter, Madison L. Miller; two sisters, Leah K. Toth of Chippewa, Celeste A. LaBate of Patterson Heights; and a number of nieces and nephews..

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Ruhe and Lena Battilocchi.

Friends will be received at the Trinity Lutheran Church from 10 am until the time of the Memorial Service at noon on Thursday, May 19. Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley will officiate the services. Interment will be in the Prairie Cemetery in Harrisville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ellwood City Hospital, or the Ellwood Public Library.

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6 thoughts on “Rose J. Bartley, 89

  1. So very sorry so see such a great lady leave us. Rose was wonderful and full of life and said hello to everyone. May she rest in peace.

  2. Dear Celeste,
    Our heartfelt sympathy is with you and your entire family over the passing of your sister, Rose, and you will remain in our prayers.
    Your Sisters in Christ,
    Wesley Group,
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  3. My sympathies and prayers go out to the Bartley family on the passing of their Rose. Rose was such a sweet and kind lady. Always saying hi and smiling. I had the privilege of having many talks with her when she would stop up at the ECH Snack Shop. It was such a nice time. Rose lived life to the fullest and her love for God shined through. May she rest in God’s eternal peace and light.

  4. I had to say goodbye to Rose who I was blessed to know for the past 12 years and who I considered a very sweet and lovely friend. She would come and visit me at the ECH snack shop almost every Saturday and I enjoyed her company very much. We had a lot of laughs and I will miss her, but I know she is up in heaven watching down on all her family and friends who loved her.

  5. So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person who I had the honor to meet her at the Doctors office . She always took the time to stop and asked me how I liked being retired from nursing and how my family was doing. God bless you Rose and her family.

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