OBITUARY

Sally Eleanor Bartley

April 28, 1933January 8, 2019
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Sally Eleanor Bartley, age 85, of Okemos, Michigan passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday January 8, 2019. Sally was born to Henry and Mayme Woehler in Lansing, MI on April 28, 1933.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents, sister Cora Lou Hodney, brother Terry Woehler, step-parents Art and Marjorie Penner and step-son Mark Bartley.

Left to cherish Sally's memory is her loving husband of 41 years Vincent "Bill", daughter Pam Ayers, son Terry Collier, sister Victoria (Ken) Murray, step-daughter, Susan Bartley, and several nieces and nephews.

Sally was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. She loved spending time with family. Sally enjoyed swimming especially at the Parkwood YMCA with her many friends. She loved her kitties, shopping, and decorating for the holidays. One of her favorite things to do was looking at her beautiful flower garden.

Sally was a very upbeat and positive person. She could make you smile and brighten your day. Sally always had a giggle in her voice.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a 1 hour prior visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906, Michigan Dyslexia Institute, 532 E. Shiawassee, Lansing, MI 48912 or a Charity of your choosing.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.greastlansing.com for the Bartley family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sally Eleanor Bartley

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Jamie Robertson

January 18, 2019

It was a pleasure to be with Sally’s family during these days and sharing the memory her with of them...learning of her strength, courage and the incredible love she had for her family. To know that she loved to laugh...plant beautiful gardens and enjoy the company of many cats and kittens...and to see the love and caring between her sister, my long- time and special friend, Vicky...Sally will be in my heart forever...

Shelly Matte

January 11, 2019

I remember that when I was a kid, I was POSITIVE that Aunt Sally was a model or an actress. When we'd spend summer vacations at Half Mile Lake with the family, it didn't matter WHAT Aunt Sally was doing - picking blueberries, riding in the motorboat, or sitting on the dock, she looked FABULOUS doing it. Those are some of the best memories of my childhood, and I'll always remember my gorgeous, blue-eyed Aunt Sally.

Janet Owens

January 10, 2019

To: Bill, Pam and Terry:

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have very fond memories of her, and her sense of humor. I am glad that you we're all able to be with her when she passed. I hope that you all will continue to share her memories, and know that she was a very special lady and a great friend to my mother. They are probably in heaven together enjoying catching up.

Janet Owens


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with Vicky

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with Pam November 1958

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Sister Cora Lou, brother Terry and Sally

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Sally, brother Terry & sister Cora Lou

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Sally & Vincent "Bill" Bartley on March 26, 1977

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with Vicky

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with Pam November 1958

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Sister Cora Lou, brother Terry and Sally

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Sally, brother Terry & sister Cora Lou

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Sally & Vincent "Bill" Bartley on March 26, 1977

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Married and outside the Church...Terry, Susan, Sally, Bill, Pam & Mark

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Biography

Sally Eleanor Bartley was to many a very special person. She was a loved deeply by her family and have many friends. To family and friends who knew her best, Sally will be remembered as always being positive and thinking the best of everyone.

      She was born in Lansing, MI on April 28, 1933 to Henry & Mayme Woeher.

      She had an older brother, Terry, an older sister, Cora Lou and a younger sister Vicky.

       She married Robert "Bob" Collier on _________________ in Lansing, Michigan. They had two children, Pam and Terry. They later divorced. On March 26, 1977 she married her second husband, Vincent "Bill" Stewart Bartley. It was a wonderful loving relationship they shared for many years. Oddly enough, and to the joy of Pam and Terry, they became close friends with Bob and his second wife Laurie.


      Sally worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Sally was blessed with two, daughter Pamela "Pam" and son Terry.

      Fortunately, Sally enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Sally worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was a homemaker and in later years a secretary at Michigan Nurses Association in East Lansing. Sally always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Sally enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were swimming at the local YMCA, tending to her gardens, shopping for her family, decorating for holidays and kitty time. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Sally was a lover of animals and cherished her pets.

      Sally passed away on January 8, 2019 at at home surrounded by her family. She fought a long brave battle against cancer. Sally was creamted and rests at home with her husband. She will be laid to rest with him at a future date in Fowlerville, MI.

      Simply stated, Sally was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Sally leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Sally Eleanor Bartley.