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May Louise Bartges, 80

April 6, 2012

May Louise Bartges, 80, of 307 Maple Street Danville PA passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA.   She was born May 24, 1931 in Danville PA the daughter of the late Hap and Louise DeMott. 

She graduated from Danville High School in 1949 and attended Harrisburg Nursing School.  She was employed by the Danville Area School District and was affectionately known as “the lunch lady”. 

May was a faithful and active member of St. Paul’s-Emmanuel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, was active on various committees and a member of the Methodist Women.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star where she served as Past Worthy Matron. 

May volunteered for many years at Geisinger Medical Center and Thomas Beaver Free Library, both in Danville PA.  She was an avid bowler, bowling with the Midway Senior Bowling League.  She enjoyed reading.  For the past sixteen summers, she enjoyed spending time at Sharbot Lake in Canada.  Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family.

She was married for 56 years to the late Randall C. “Randy” Bartges who preceded her in death on February 23, 2006.  She is survived by one son, Scott A. Bartges and his wife Susan of Riverside PA and two daughters; Beth Anne Lynn and her husband Bill of Danville PA and Pamela Jane Swank and her husband Mark of Bethlehem PA.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Fonda, Travis, Rebecca, Kyle, Ann, Daniel and Jayne.  She is also survived by one brother, George Chappell and his wife Miriam of Kingman AZ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM at St. Paul’s - Emmanuel United Methodist Church 305 Pine Street Danville PA with her son, Scott A. Bartges officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 10:00 – 11:15 AM at the church. Eastern Star services will be held at 11:15 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Thomas Beaver Free Library 205 Ferry Street Danville PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com

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