Ruby Ann Bartell(.)

Ruby Ann Bartell 1918 - 2013 Ruby Ann Bartell, a lovely, refined lady, was born on a farm near Hillsboro, KS on October 4th, 1918. She was the oldest of seven children - five girls and two boys. While attending the M.B. church in Weatherford, she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior. The family moved to Buhler, KS where she attended Buhler High School, graduating in 1940. Shortly after graduation, the family moved to Reedley, CA. In the summer of 1941, Ruby met Elmer Bartell. The two families had been friends in OK and were frequent guests at each other's homes for Sunday dinners. On the first "date," Elmer took Ruby and his sister, Rachel on a day trip to General Grant National Park. By Christmas, Elmer and Ruby were engaged. The following June 1st, 1942, Elmer and Ruby were married. In 1947, they adopted a 6-day old boy whom they named Larry Dean. Two years later, Ruby gave birth to Wesley Paul. 1980 was a difficult year for the entire family. On July 15th, their son, Larry passed away with a heart condition. His wife, Karen and three young children were left behind. Then a month later, Elmer died from leukemia. Two years later, Ruby followed Wesley to Bakersfield, CA, where she moved in with Wesley and Beverly. In 2006, Ruby moved into an assisted living facility. Throughout her life, Ruby was always active in the churches she attended - singing alto in the choir, hosting Bible studies, housing visitors, volunteering much of her time wherever she could be of service. At this time, the family she leaves behind are: Son, Wesley Bartell and wife, Beverly; Grandchild, Michael Bartell and wife, Robin of Clovis; Great grandchildren, Sophia and Nathan Bartell; Grandchild Lynnette Mayhew and husband, Isaac of Fresno; Daughter-in-law, Larry's wife Karen Walker of Ferndale, WA; Granddaughter, Stephanie Rose and husband, Jon of Goleta, CA; Great grandchildren, Samantha, Isabella, and Easton Rose; Granddaughter, Shelly Pommer and husband, Matt of Renton, WA; Great grandchildren, Micah and Josephine Pommer; Grandson, Jeremy Bartell and wife, Neely of Longview, TX; Great grandchildren Logan, Landon, and Hudson, Bartell. Services will be held in Ferndale, Washington. Please send condolences to the family and sign Ruby's guest book Peters Funeral Homes

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 11, 2013