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Wednesday, June 28, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, June 29, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Joseph "Joe" Otis Bartlett, age 79, of Lamar, Missouri passed away June 23, 2023, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
Joe was born December 23, 1943, in Carthage, MO to Clyde Raymond Bartlett and Louise Lorene (Adams) Bartlett. Joe attended a one room schoolhouse, Golden City grade school, and graduated from Golden City High School in the class of 1960. On May 2, 1964, Joe
married Jean Kaye Gillman in Golden City, MO.
Joe worked at Traders National Bank in Kansas City, MO, raised cows, pigs, and row crop farmed with his father-in-law in rural Lockwood, worked at O'Sullivan's Industries and O'Reilly's Auto Parts in Lamar. Joe was on the Lockwood School Board for 15 years, the MFA Board, District 1 Rural Water Board, coached little league baseball, was an official scoreboard keeper for basketball and football at Lockwood High School for 30+ years, a MSHSAA basketball official and baseball umpire, President of Maple Grove Cemetery for 30+years, and was a bus and golf cart driver volunteer for Barton County Memorial Hospital. Joe often traveled with Jean on mission trips to the Philippines, Mexico and many states. He was a member of Oakton Church in Lamar, MO. Joe loved his dogs, especially his dachshunds Oscar, Winston, and Stanley Joseph, whom Joe taught to smile.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jean; two sons, Bruce Bartlett and wife Toni, of Lockwood, MO and Brent Bartlett and wife Lori of Liberal, MO; four grandchildren, Haley Bartlett and Kelsey Bartlett, both of Lockwood, Mikayla Payne and husband Alex of Nevada, MO., and Chloe Roberts and husband Caleb of Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Rodney Bartlett and wife Joyce of Lee's Summit, MO and Robert "Neal" Bartlett of Lockwood, MO; and his best pal, his dog "Oscar".
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Darius Bartlett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Sylvania, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Maple Grove Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com