Mrs. Bartlett served in the British Army during World War II (1942 – 1946) as a Range Finder. She was also an Army cook. Later, she retired as an electronic assembler from Honeywell.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James E. Bartlett, whom she married during the war on April 30, 1946; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita Oberhart-Servais and Christopher Servais; a daughter-in-law, Lesley Bartlett; her parents, Charles H. and Ethel May, nee Morgan, Hunt; a brother, Charles Hunt; and two sisters, Florence Gibins and Marjorie S. Sibson.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Harold M. (Imelda) Bartlett of Belleville, IL,
Melvin D. Bartlett of Maidenhead, England,
and Wendy (Victor) Martychenko of O’Fallon, IL;
13 grandchildren, Carolyn (Ted) McKinney, Richard Bartlett,
Vera Jane Bartlett, Elizabeth Malacarne (partner, Pat),
Kathy Bartlett, Edward Bartlett,
Andrew and Patrick Oberhart,
Heather Bartlett, Stephanie (Nicholas) Biermann,
and Allison, Katherine, and Victor Martychenko;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Chaplain Michael Garrison officiating. Cremation will follow the services.