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Ellen Marie (Jensen) Bartlett(1935 - 2013)

Longtime Burlington resident, Ellen "Marie" Bartlett, age 77, left this earth to live in her heavenly home, Sunday Feb. 17, 2013 in Burlington.
Marie was born March 8, 1935 in Burlington to Jens Jensen and Lena "Blackburn" Jensen.
She attended schools in Burlington and Goodland, Kan. and went on to acquire her GED. She was united in marriage to James "Jim" Kay Bartlett Jr. on March 8, 1950 at his parent's family farm in Ruleton, Kan. To this union, they were blessed with 6 children; Gwenn, Joyce, Lynn, Christian, Pamela, and Kaye.
She worked through the years as a mother, homemaker, and farmwife, including milking, delivering fresh cream to the creamery and 50 dozen eggs a week to a restaurant in Goodland, Kan.
She also drove tractor, grain trucks and hauled meals to the field daily from planting time through harvest, all while caring for her children and home. She was an active member of the Methodist church in Kanorado for many years before moving to Burlington. Marie enjoyed being a 4-H leader for various projects in the Grant Boosters 4-H Club. She was also involved in the Home Extension Club contributing to various community projects. After moving to Burlington in 1968, Marie did maid service at a local motel, and kept up the ladies lounge. She obtained full time employment at Save-U supermarket for a number of years before becoming a city office employee, being promoted to deputy city clerk. She, as well as her father, faithfully served the city for over 25 years. After retiring from the city, she enjoyed her quilting, sewing and machine embroidery up until her failing health prevented her from doing it any longer.
Marie was baptized on March 8, 1981 and remained an active member of the Burlington Christian Church.
Marie is preceded in death by her husband James K. Bartlett Jr., daughter, Kaye Ellen Williams, son Chris Bartlett, her parents Jens C. Jensen, Lena (Blackburn) Jensen Schaffer, brothers, Bob and Kenneth Jensen, father- and mother-in-law, James Kay Bartlett Sr., Ruth Bartlett (Asher), sisters-in-law, Janice Lee Wegner and Donna King, nephew Michael Wegner and a son-in-law Don Luther.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Gwenn Kleweno of Burlington, Joyce and husband Dennis Weaver of Holyoke, Lynn Bartlett of Burlington, and Pamela Luther of Greeley.
Grandchildren surviving are, Jessica and husband Michael Wolf of Kanorado, Kan., Ginger Kleweno of Norfolk, Va., Laura Lee and husband Jeff Richards of Idalia, RJ and wife Abby Kleweno of Manor, Texas, Tracy and Jerry Steggs of Holyoke, Mindy and husband Brad Richards of Idalia, T.J. and wife Shelia Weaver of Tribune, Kan., Rebecca Weaver of Holyoke, Heather Finley of Peyton, Joshua and wife Chastity Finley of Weldona, Karen Baca of Greeley and Jerimy and wife Sarrah Williams of Brunswick, Maine.
Great-grandchildren surviving include, Ethan, Emily, Ella Wolf, Bryce and Bently Richards, Braxton Kleweno, J.C., Parker, Reese and Bo Steggs, Tyson, Trey, Tanner Richards, Elissa Giles, Kianna, Christa and Cole Sandoval, Hayden Houser, Logan, Mikayla and AlixiaKaye Williams.
Marie will be greatly missed by her family and many special friends.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Burlington Christian Church and may be left at or sent to Equitable Savings and Loan, 1420 Lowell Ave., P.O. Box 697, Burlington, CO 80807.
Funeral services for Marie were held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Burlington Christian Church in Burlington with Pastor David Williams officiating.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery at Burlington.
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to leave a message of condolence for the family and to sign their online register book.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Burlington.

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Love Funeral Home
377 15th Street Burlington, CO 80807
(719)346-8826
Published in The Burlington Record on Feb. 28, 2013
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