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Virginia "Ginger" P. Bartlett

October 28, 1946 — January 15, 2022

Virginia Paulina (Rhoades) Bartlett was born October 28, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to Charles H. and Meta D. Graenser Rhoades.

She attended school in Raytown and Lee’s Summit, MO.

On August 13, 1963 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Jimmy Leon Bartlett in Lee’s Summit, MO. They spent the first year of their life together in Pensacola, FL where Jimmy was stationed in the US Navy. After finishing his stay in the Navy they moved back to Lee’s Summit and eventually settled in Harrisonville to raise their girls in 1967. Moving to Harrisonville was one of the best things she said they ever did. It brought them into a new group of friends who led them to Jesus. She and Jimmy both accepted Christ in 1973. They raised their girls in a loving Christian home. The girls never doubted how much they were loved!

Ginger loved sewing, embroidery, crocheting, fishing with Daddy, genealogy and spending time with her family.

She loved her grandkids and oh how she loved her great-grandkids. She always had a drawer in her kitchen full of candy and all the kids, even the grown married kids knew it would be full for them.

Ginger was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jimmy Leon Bartlett on March 11, 2018; her parents, two brothers Charles S. Rhoades and Richard L. Rhoades, an infant granddaughter Callie Lee Derks and infant great granddaughter Kynlee Grace McLean,

She is survived by three daughters, Tammy (Pat) Powers, Harrisonville, MO; Tracey Bowers, Belton, MO; and Jamey (Eric) Derks, Branson, MO. Two sisters Jo (Chuck) Lyon, Wheatland, MO; Roxie (John) Byrne, Arizona; two sister-in-laws Elda Rhoades and Donna Rhoades, Lee’s Summit, MO; one brother-in-law Dave Peniston, Lee’s Summit, MO. Grandchildren Jennifer (Spencer) McLean, Laura (Kyle) Schneidler all of Garden City, MO; Jacob Bowers, Canada; Nick (Brianna) Bowers, Belton, MO; Paul (Rickie) Derks, Lake Cormorant, MS; David Derks, Maryville, MO; Stephen Derks, Maryville, MO. Great grandkids Addisynn, Shayne, Sydney and Austyn McLean; August Bowers; Declan Derks and baby Bowers due in June 2022. Many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at the Harrisonville Community Church, 1606 Chapel Drive, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at the church.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County D.A.R.E. Program.

Funeral arrangements are under the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
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Visitation

Friday, January 28, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Harrisonville Community Church

1606 Chapel Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Harrisonville Community Church

1606 Chapel Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701

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