Ethel Bartsch

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

ANNA, Ill. -- Ethel Lucille Bartsch, 86, of Anna died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill..

She was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of Ernest Lafayette and Tempa Jane Harrell Parmly. She and William Henry "Bill" Bartsch were married March 26, 1938, in Jackson. He died Sept. 3, 1992.

Bartsch retired in 1976 from Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cobden.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Buckner of Anna, Sue Overby of Newburgh, Ind.; a brother, Kenneth Parmly of Alto Pass, Ill.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna after 4 p.m. Thursday, and Friday until time of service.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Tim Sadler and Allen Speer officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.