Obituaries: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Marilyn Mae Bartle

Marilyn Mae Bartle, 82, of Bakersville, passed away due to a long battle with an illness in Spruce Pine at the Brian Center. 

During Marilyn’s illness, she was under the excellent care of the Brian Center; as well as Yancey Hospice Team. The care and support she received from the nurses, nurses’ assistants, chaplain and counselor were professional, caring and supportive. 

Our family is at a loss for words to express our heartfelt appreciation for all you do. We consider you a part of our family. On behalf of Marilyn and our family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Marilyn was born in 1935 to William and Evelyn Swenson in San Diego, California. Marilyn was the eldest of three children. The family relocated to Aurora, Illinois, where she attended East Aurora School. Marilyn then lived in Janesville, Wisconsin, where she met and married Claude (Sonny) Bartle. In 1988, they relocated to Marion from Janesville. 

In 1999, they moved to Cane Creek in Bakersville. Marilyn enjoyed a long career as a medical transcriptionist, typing 120 words per minute at McDowell Hospital, Rutherfordton Hospital and Anderson Mercy Hospital before retiring in 2009. Marilyn enjoyed music and self-taught herself on the piano and accordion and enjoyed playing at numerous churches, community events and funeral services. Her favorite songs were “Whispering Pines” and “Amazing Grace.” Marilyn enjoyed fishing and camping with the family and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death in addition to her parents by a sister, Karla Jean Worley; daughter, Cindi Thompson; and her beloved/devoted black lab “Wizard.” Marilyn is survived by her husband of 43 years, Claude (Sonny) Bartle; brother, Bill Swenson (Cheyenne), of Oregon, Illinois; sister-in-law Mary Baban Ramsdell, of Janesville, Wisconsin; son Daniel (Julie) Bartle, of Janesville, Wisconsin; daughter, Vickie Wanek (Rodger Vaade) of Janesville, Wisconsin; daughter, Shannon Bartle (Carolyn Cimerro), of Durham; grandchildren, Jayson and Anna Bartle, of Leeds, Wisconsin, Justin Bartle, of North Dakota, Katrina Thompson, of Watertown, Wisconsin, Amber Thompson, of Watertown Wisconsin, Jesse Linhart (Amy), of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and Joshua Linhart, of Janesville, Wisconsin; numerous great-grandchildren; and dear friends, Thelma Owen, Beulah Gage, Mildred Owenby, and Ralph and Barbara Turner and family, of Marion.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Hawk Community Center on Staggerweed Road in Bakersville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616