Jan. 1, 1935 - Feb. 27, 2013
GOSHEN — Mary M. Bartley, 78, died unexpectedly in her home, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, of natural causes.
She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Pikeville, Ky., to Jeff and Emma (Justice) Charles. Mary moved to Indiana as a young girl.
On July 6, 1957, she married Johnnie Bartley in Pikeville. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosa (Tim) Groves, and a son, Mike (Candie) Bartley, both of Goshen; stepchildren Harold (Sandy) Bartley of Goshen and Brenda (Mike) Hahn of Dunlap; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Earsil Charles of Pikeville, Denver (Ruth Ann) Charles of Syracuse, Douglas (Emma) Charles of Goshen and Gary Dean (Charlene) Charles of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Thacker and Eddie Marie Charles; and two brothers, Eugene and William Robert Charles.
Mary retired from Goshen Rubber, where she had worked most of her life. In her earlier years she had worked at Barler’s and various other local places.
She was a former member of Moose Lodge, where she enjoyed playing bingo and being with friends.
A time of visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where there will be a 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, funeral service. The Rev. Joe Wenger of Zion Missionary Church, Elkhart, will officiate. Burial will follow at West Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to Second Chance Animal Rescue.