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Barbara L. (Malone) Bartels

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

(f) 740-682-7862

Barbara L. (Malone) Bartels, age 81, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Friday, July 15th, 2022, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. She was born September 26th, 1940, in Blackfork, Ohio to the late Harold and Merida (Holback) Malone.

She was a member of the graduating class of 1958 of Blackfork High School. When her health allowed, she attended Gallia Baptist Church. Barbara was best known for her good cooking and would even offer food to strangers if they were hungry. She loved all her family dearly, but her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her biggest joys.

Barbara is survived by her children: Debrah Bartels, Kim (Preston) Jordan, Henry “Hick” (Maria) Bartels, and Jamie Bartels; grandchildren: Brian Bartels, Erin (Brandon) Montgomery, Brandon Bartels, Kyle (Emily) Jordan, Abby Jordan, and Clark and Clint Bartels; great-grandchildren: Logan Bartels, Ellie Montgomery, Sadie Montgomery, Maggie Montgomery, and Hank Montgomery; siblings: Robert (Carol) Malone, Shirley (Wade) Johnson, and Doug (Phyllis) Malone; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Bartels; siblings: Lee “Brub” Malone, Wendall Malone, Wanda (Malone) Hale, and Melvin Malone.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022, from 2-5PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will immediately follow at 5PM with Pastor Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be sent to


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