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Rosemary Bartels

Birth Date: December 19, 1931
Death Date: May 14, 2019

Rosemary Bartels, born December 19, 1931, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Bernard A Bartels and a sister, Jane Lynch. Mrs. Bartels is survived by her son, John Bartels and his wife Regina; her daughter, Mary Liz Cook and her husband, Kevin; and her granddaughter, Kaitlyn Rose Bartels. She was a retired teacher that loved to write, go to the theater and travel. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, May 17 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. The burial will immediately follow.

May 17, 2019
1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119
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Funeral service
May 17, 2019
2:00 pm
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119
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  1. My sincerest condolences for your loss. During such difficult times God is close to us as a source of comfort (Psalm 34:18). May you find strength and peace through prayer and his word the Bible.

  2. It was a lucky day for me the day I picked out a little house on St. Louis Ave not knowing then that my neighbor of more than 25 years would become such a dear friend to me and the closest thing to a grandmother that my boys would have.
    They so loved going over to your house after school. You shared your love of England and knights and Shakespeare; Bern his knowledge of American history and his stamp collection-and then root beer and oreos all around.
    I loved our afternoon chats over tea that continued despite the distance.
    How you enriched our lives, how blessed we were with your love.
    You will forever be in ours hearts.
    Rest easy with your Bern.

  3. May 17th 2019
    James & Marsyl (Mitz) Lynch,
    I am James Lynch, nephew to my aunt rose. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc. Rose was 8 yrs older than myself. She was like
    a sister to me. She was brilliant, funny,and wonderful to be with. She loved Shakespeare. I enjoyed listening to her stories
    especially of England. I can understand why she was a teacher. Through the years , our 3 sons Christopher, Michael, and
    Joseph got to know their aunt Rose. She was an inspiration to our family and all who knew her. We all loved her
    very much. She will be very sadly missed.

  4. Dear Auntie Rose

    Written by: Patrick Lynch

    I will always lovingly remember my dear Auntie Rose. In addition to being my god mother, she was my favorite Aunt. I have fond childhood memories or her visits and on bath nights she would read to us and also give us some kind of wonderful candy. I think any love of literature and reading I have was fostered by those evenings. Two favorite books she read included ‘Wind in the Willows’ and ‘Many Moons’.

    Other memories include trips to Chicago on the train, visits to toy stores, special gifts, dinner at the Berghoff…on and on….what a brilliant teacher and writer who always inspired…I will miss you so much, Auntie Rose.

  5. “Poets and saints are way ahead of all the theologians. They really appreciate ALL of life. My guess? Love – between people or the creatures God gave us to care for – goes on and on.” Letter to Rosemary’s sister Jane, February 21, 2006

    Our prayer for all of Rose’s family and friends is that we all learn to dwell in that love that goes on and on, that we turn to God who will indeed, in time, wipe away all of our tears and fill our hearts with hope.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and the strength to endure through such a difficult time (Revelation 21:3,4). Again, my condolences to your family.

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