Josephine (“Josie”) Bartus, age 94, handed away at her daughter’s house in Macomb on June 3, 2019, after a prolonged well being battle. Josie was born in Chicago on Nov. 30, 1924, the 13th and final youngster of Stefan and Antonina (Czyzewski) Janoszewski, hard-working, Polish immigrants who had settled on the southeast aspect of Chicago within the early 1900s. Josie grew up through the Despair and World Struggle II and needed to forego formal training past the eighth grade with a purpose to help her mom, particularly after her father died in 1945.
In Oct. 1948, after a brief courtship, Josie married Frank Bartus in Chicago, and so they later had two daughters, Bernadine (Bernie) and Diane. Frank died all of the sudden on Could 30, 1985.
Throughout her married years in Chicago, Josie served and cared for quite a few members of the family, together with her in legal guidelines and her mom and several other siblings. She saved energetic all of her life and loved spending time with household and associates. She additionally loved many actions, from bowling to bingo, from baking to baseball, together with cheering on the Chicago Cubs. She volunteered at church-sponsored capabilities (St. Bronislava bingo) and at college actions. She was tireless. Bernie known as her “the Energizer Bunny.”
When Josie moved to McDonough County in 2007, she made new associates and “adopted” her grandsons’ associates as her surrogate grandchildren. Everybody got here to know and love “Busi” and her heat smile, in addition to her scrumptious muffins, pies, and cookies.
Over the past yr, when unwell well being compelled her to decelerate, Josie was tended to at house by her household, by many loving caregivers in Macomb (Mary, Maureen, Susan, Becky, and Sharon), and by her very succesful medical care suppliers in Macomb and Springfield.
Surviving to mourn her loss are her daughters and sons-in-law, Bernadine Bartus (Robert W. Davis) of Decatur, IL, and Diane (Robert D.) Vine, at present of Macomb, IL; her grandsons Neil (Mikala) Fulsang of Vicenza, Italy, and Joel (Brittney) Fulsang of Wasilla, Alaska; her step-granddaughter, Brandie (Oscar) Martinez of Rolling Meadows, IL; her many nieces and nephews; and different prolonged members of the family. By far, the sunshine of her life have been her great-grandchildren, Madelyn Grace and Logan James Fulsang. She was wanting ahead to assembly the most recent addition in September – Rowan Vern.
A neighborhood funeral service can be held on June 13, 2019, on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2000 W. Adams in Macomb (11 am-12 midday visitation; 12 midday funeral). Due to Josie’s many household and associates within the Chicago space, a second service can be held on June 14, 2019, at Our Girl of Knock Catholic Church, 501 163rd Avenue, Calumet Metropolis, IL (Cellphone: 708-862-3011) (1-2 p.m. visitation; 2 pm Mass of Christian Burial). Burial will comply with at Holy Cross Cemetery (Part 17) in Calumet Metropolis, IL.
Memorials could also be made in Josie’s reminiscence to OSF Hospice in Galesburg, IL. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral House is answerable for preparations. For information, name (309) 833-2188 or go to clugston-tibbittsfh.com.
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