Mrs. Lucille Bowling Bartley passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Huntsville, Alabama.
Lucille was born in Bowling Fork, Kentucky, on Feb. 13, 1925, one of 12 children of Lesta Yates Bowling and Lon Bowling. She was 92 years old.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Dewey Bartley; her brothers, Marcus and Martin Bowling (twins), Elwyon Bowling, Victor Bowling, Reed Bowling, and Grady Bowling, and by her granddaughter, Lauren Bartley Marshall.
She is survived by her brothers, Cecil Bowling of Columbus, Ohio, Charles, Earl, and Milton Bowling of Danville; sister, Doris Taylor of Danville; daughter, Donna Goodrich (Ralph) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and daughter, Portia Dischinger (Charlie) of Huntsville. She was the proud grandmother of Michael Marshall (Becky) of Valparaiso, Indiana, Lauren Marshall, Joshua Dischinger of Queens, New York, and Matthew Dischinger (Marybeth Smith) of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the great-grandmother of Lexy Kaye Marshall. She was loved and will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law and her faithful caregivers, Carol, Joyce, and Christine.
Lucille had worked as a school teacher In Pikeville, Kentucky, where she and her family resided until 1963. She worked as a teaching aide and a caregiver in Gloucester, where she and Dewey resided from 1963-2010. In 2010, they moved to Huntsville, where they resided with their daughter and son-in-law.
Lucille was a kind, generous, and hard-working woman. She loved her family and friends and always wanted to help others. She loved vegetable gardening and cooking, and she was a wonderful country cook. She had worshipped at All Saints Lutheran Church in Huntsville since 2011, and she cherished her church family there, most especially her dear friend, Roz Fellwock.
Visitation with her family was held at All Saints Lutheran Church in Southeast Huntsville, on Monday, March 20, from 10-11 a.m. A funeral service followed the visitation. Interment was at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Huntsville at 2:30 p.m. that day.
Contributions to the American Heart Association or flowers are appreciated. Please sign the guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.