Peggy S. Bartlett, 79 of Camby, Indiana passed away February 18, 2013. She was born in Clarksville, Tenn. to Sam and Brucie (Lawrence) Bourne, who both preceded her in death.
She was an Honors Graduate of Indiana University where she also obtained a Master’s Degree in Education. Peggy was a well-respected Educator and taught school in Evansville, Ind., Waco, Texas, Wayne Twp.Schools here in Indianapolis and at West Newton Elementary School in Decatur Township. Not only was education important to her but serving her community was too. She served as the former president of the PTA at West Newton Elementary and was instrumental in establishing Teacher’s Aide in the classroom during her tenure as president there.
She also loved gardening and channeled that energy into being a Founding Member of the Decatur Garden Friends, also an active member of the Decatur Civic Council where she served in many capacities and committees for many years. It is not at all surprising that being an Educator that she had a great love for reading and was president of the Decatur Township Book Lover’s Club, and Friends of the Library.
She was a key figure in her community in relocating the current Decatur Township Library to its current location on the Decatur Central High School Campus. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority in Mooresville and was a member of the West Newton United Methodist Church where she served for many years as a Sunday School Teacher. She loved her family and enjoyed the time spent with them especially on the family’s vacations.
On November 3, 1956 she married Kenneth D. Bartlett, who survives her. She is also survived by her sons, Rick (Debbie) Bartlett, David Bartlett; grandsons, Christopher and Nicholas Bartlett; and her brother, Bill Bourne.
Services were held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Flanner and Buchanan-Decatur with visitation there Friday, February 2 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service. Burial was in West Newton Cemetery after the service.
The family suggest memorial gifts be made to the Relay for Life in Decatur Township in care of the American Cancer Society, of which again she was very active.
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