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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Shirley Bartow

  • Shirley Bartow, 89, Linneus, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Life Care Center of Brookfield.
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  • Shirley Bartow, 89, Linneus, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Life Care Center of Brookfield.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Linneus United Methodist Church with Rev. Sue Lambert officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Purdin Cemetery, Purdin.
    Memorials to Purdin Cemetery may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
    Shirley Ellena was born October 22, 1923, in Purdin, daughter of Lee and Eva (Haley) Foster. On February 28, 1947, she married S.J. Bartow. He preceded her in death June 9, 1994.
    Shirley had worked as a clerk for the Linn County Magistrate Court for many years. She was a member of Purdin United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Brookfield, and Grantsville Homemakers Club.
    Survivors include three children, Sherrill and husband, John Garrison, Laclede, Teresa Pyszka, Rockford, Ill., and Steve and wife, Stephanie Bartow, Linneus; eight grandchildren, Dana Garrison, Damon and wife, Jaime Garrison, Douglas and wife, Alexis Pyszka, Heather and husband, Brad Johnson, Melinda Pyszka, Sherry and husband, Matt Haslam, Suzanne Hoerrmann, and Sara and husband, Abe Fuller; and nine great-grandchildren.
    She was also preceded in death by her parents.
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