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Lola Mae (Happle) Bartle

July 22, 1944 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 72)
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Lola Mae Bartle of St. James, passed away Friday morning April 7, 2017 with her family at her side, following a 18 month battle with cancer. She was 72 years of age.


Lola, the daughter of the late Frank Marion and Mary Hatcher Happle, was born July 22, 1944 in Granite City, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Jack Bartle on August 12, 1960 at the St. James Christian Church. To this union, two sons were born.


Lola is survived by her husband, Jack of 56 years of St. James; two sons: Marvin and wife, Debbie of St. James and Scott and wife, Kimberly St. James; brothers: James Louis Happle of Cuba and Kenneth Happle of St. James; sisters: Norma Russow of St. James and Pauline Adams of Joplin, MO; and four grandsons: Noah, Luke, Micah, and Jonah.


She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles Happle and four sisters: Erma Eaton Thurman, Cathy Gushwa, Pearl Norris, and Mary Lou Martin.


Lola enjoyed life and loved the Lord, and she always greeted everyone with a big smile. She put others needs before her own, caring for her family and then herself. She loved her grand sons with all her heart and loved to watch them play sports. She enjoyed quilting and crafts. Each spring she anticipated planting a big garden; then, looked forward to sharing its abundance with family and neighbors. She loved to grow flowers and was know to have beautiful clematis and flower beds. She enjoyed feeding and watching the hummingbirds. She had a special fondness for butterflies and believed seeing one was a message from heaven.


Visitation will be held Sunday April 9, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.


Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday April10, 2017 at the Jones Funeral Home with Pastors Allen Smith and Douglas Lane officiating. Judy Bartle will sing, “It is well with my Soul.” Pallbearer will be Lola’s grandsons: Noah, Luke, Micah and Jonah, along with Lavern Parrish and David Bartle. Burial will be in the Miles Cemetery. Memorial may be given to the Meramec Regional Hospice.


All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Phelps Regional Hospice
575 Blues Lake Pkwy Ste A, Rolla, MO 65401
Tel: 1-573-364-2425

 Service Information

April 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
April 10, 2017

10:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

April 10, 2017

Miles Cemetery
County Road 1050
St James, MO 65559

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