Gertrude "Gertie" Bartles

Aug 22, 2006

Gertrude "Gertie" Bartles

August 22, 2006


Gertrude Grace Bartles, one of two children of Ralph Shick Liston and Ethel Mae (Hetzel) Liston, was born at Malvern, Iowa on August 16, 1929. Gertie lived with her parents in Shenandoah, Iowa, Rockport Missouri, and Imogene, Iowa. In 1943, they moved to Glenwood, Iowa where Gertie graduated from the Glenwood High School in 1947.
Gertie and Joy Glee Bartles were married on May 28, 1947 at her parent's home in Glenwood. They made their home near Belmont, Iowa where Joy farmed. They later moved to Pacific Junction, Iowa and then to Glenwood in 1958. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Kelly Glee, Steve Royce, Jerry Eugene, and Natasha Gale. Gertie enjoyed being a homemaker, growing flowers, horses, and especially spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. For over 20 years, Gertie was a cook at the Glenwood High School. She was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood. Gertie and Joy had been married for 47 years when Joy died in July 1994. Following Joy's death, Gertie continued to live in Glenwood and remained active in her church and community. Gertie died at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa on August 22, 2006 at the age of 77 years and 6 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and son Kelly Bartles.
Gertie is survived by her children, Steve Bartles and wife Karen of Malvern, IA, Jerry Bartles and wife Mary of Sheldon, IA, and Natasha Lieneman of Beatrice, NE; daughter-in-law Nancy Robbins and husband Ken of Yankton, SD; sister Garnet Miller and husband Jack of Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.


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