Funeral services for Russell H. Bartley, 93, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Powhattan Cemetery in Powhattan, KS. He died on Friday, July 6, 2012 at his home.
Russell was born on August 13, 1918 in Powhattan, KS the son of Russell H. Bartley, Sr. and Pearl M. (Pinyard) Bartley.
He served his country in the US Army during World War II.
He owned and operated a heavy equipment bulldozer business for many years.
He was a member of the Lawrence Masonic Center and the Antique Auto Club of America. He enjoyed senior dances.
He married Norma Louise Barrand on April 19, 1941. She preceded him in death on January 4, 1981.
Survivors include one daughter, Eloise Sue Hicks, Lebanon, MO; one granddaughter, Aimee Hays, Lebanon, MO; and three great grandchildren, Brady, Avery, and Libbee. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers and two sisters.
The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Douglas County Senior Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
He shall be missed, a dear friend. In Deepest Sypmathy.
Russ was always a good friend to me. I will forever appreciate the encouragement he gave me as a young man. He was always looking to see how he could make others lives better.
I can remember as a kid going to see Russ with my Dad, Melvin. We also would always hunt him out at the Swap Meet and sit with him for a while. When I was older, I would ride my bike out to his house and visit with him and then stop off to see Mr. Bowen. He will be missed by all of North Lawrence and all of his friends in the car collecting and dancing groups. I pray that he is at peace and with his loved ones that went before him. Prayers to his family.