Josephine M. "Jo" Bartel, 85, of Nelson, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Dewey Bartel officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Salt Fork Cemetery in Cooper County. Memorials may be made to Walter Johnson Palliative Care Foundation, Box 88, Columbia, MO 65201. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 19, 1924, in Asturias, Spain, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Cohalla and Josephine Bustos Cohalla. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. On Sept. 14, 1950, she married Warren C. Bartel, who preceded her in death on June 27, 1996. She had lived in the rural Nelson area since 1972 and was a nurse for several years as well as a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, David Bartel and his wife, Rockie, of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Shaun Bartel and his wife, Ashley, of Cole Camp and Tracy Bartel of Kansas City; two sisters, Pilar Cohalla and Bertha "Bert" Holt, both of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Ralph Cohalla Jr. and his wife, Inez, of Tampa; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Cohalla.
Additional information provided per family recompense.