Blanche Bartley 78 of Frankfort, IN died on May 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm, in Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on June 22, 1930 in Lafayette the daughter of Jesse & Pearl (Detty) Taylor. She married Raymond E. Bartley on May 16, 1952 in Lafayette, IN and he survives. Mrs. Bartley attended school in Lafayette, IN and lived in Frankfort since her marriage. She worked in housekeeping in private homes and was a caretaker for Mary Prior. Her memberships include the Eagles, where she was a longtime member of Lodge #976, and with her husband, Raymond, ran the kiddy bar for more than 20 years. She enjoyed watching the kids dance and play on Friday evening while at the Eagles. She was past mother of the year and named Miss Eagle twice. She was also a member of the VFW, and former member of the American Legion and Moose Auxiliaries. She enjoyed her family and family gatherings. She also enjoyed going with them to Michigan to the outhouse races. She was always concerned about everyone else, never herself. Blanche was one of the most honest people you could ever know. If she owed you a penny, she would walk two blocks to get it to you or it would worry her to death thinking she owed someone.
Visitation and Services
Services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bartley will be laid to rest at Bunnell Cemetery in Frankfort, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club, envelopes will be available.
Husband: Raymond Bartley of Frankfort, IN
Daughter: Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Bray of Frankfort, IN
Sister: Alice Felty of Frankfort, IN
2 Grandchildren: J.R. (Amy) Bray and Mrs. John (Lisa) Bowen
6 Great Grandchildren: Jerri, Brady, Brody, Austin, Hunter and Brant
1 Great Great Grandson: Joseph
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, Jesse, Martin (Slim), Charles, Earl, and Thomas Taylor, 1 sister, Clara O'Leary, and Grandson, Jeremy Bray.