Frances Lee Bartlett

    Frances Lee Bartlett, 68, of  Paw Paw, formerly of Chicago,  passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, with her family at her side. Lee was born Nov. 30, 1950, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Frank and Betty (Johnson) Bekielewski.
     Lee enjoyed knitting, cross stitching, helping the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) with poppies, cooking and boating on Maple Lake. While living in Chicago, Lee was a teacher’s aide at Avondale School and actively involved with Cub Scout Pack 3941, and after moving to Paw Paw, with Boy Scout Troop 169.  Her real passion was collecting angels and Christmas ornaments.  Most of all, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren.  
    On Dec. 12, 1970, in Chicago, Lee was united in marriage to Ronald Scott Bartlett, who survives.
     Also surviving are three children, Robert (Kim) Bartlett, Sherry (Bob) Higgins and Victoria (John) Appelhans; grandchildren, Jonathon Sta-siek, Riley Bartlett, Jaden Appelhans, Jake Bartlett, Rach-elle Appelhans, Haley Higgins, Ethan Higgins, Coleman Bartlett and Molly Higgins; siblings, Patty (Larry) Vanderhorst, Michael (Suzanne) Bekielewski and Christopher (Michelle) Bekielewski; too many nieces and nephews to name them all, but please know she loved you all so very much; sister-in-law, Sue (Tom) Vitello and brother-in-law, Gary Muhr.
    Lee was preceded in death by a sister, Lynn (Bill) Lomax, and brother, Mark (Sharry) Bekielewski.
    The family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw, where services will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Xavier officiating.  Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop  169, Paw Paw.
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