Virginia B. Bartholomew

Alton | Friday, April 20 2012

Virginia B. Bartholomew 87, went to be with her heavenly father at 8:36 pm. on Friday April 20, 2012 at Alton Rehab & Nursing, in Alton, with her children by her side.

She was born on February 28, 1925 in Alton, Il. the daughter of the late Curtis H.  and Ella Caroline (Roberts) McCleery.

She married Theodore B. Bartholomew on January 7, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death.

Virginia was a homemaker. She was also a member of the Abundant Life Community Church in Alton.  

She is survived by six sons and their spouses; Thomas Bartholomew of Bethalto, Tim and Ginger Bartholomew of Alton, Terry and Mary Bartholomew of St. Louis, MO, Todd and Martha Bartholomew of Brighton, Toby Bartholomew of Alton, and Tracy and Laura Whorl Bartholomew of Alton, four daughters and their spouses; Phyllis Brockman, of Alton, Peggy and Gary Kruemmelbein of Worden, Paula Vandiver of E. Alton, Pamela and Tom Hawkins of Alton, twenty eight  grandchildren, and forty great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son; Theodore Bartholomew, one sister; Myrtle Brockman, three brothers; Virgil McCleery, Robert McCleery, and Clarence McCleery.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm April 23, 2012 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL 

Funeral service will be at 11 am Tuesday 24, 2012 at Abundant Life Community Church in Alton, with Rev Sam Henning and Rev Roy Rhodes officiating.

Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Abundant Life Community Church.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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