Obituary: Opal F. Bartlett

June 21, 1924 – July 12, 2019

Opal F. Bartlett, 95, of Bedford, died at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House.

Born June 21, 1924 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Winford and Bertha (Blackwell) Bartlett.  He married Virginia Lee Tosti on April 23, 1949 and she preceded him in death on September 17, 2016.  He was an Army Veteran serving during World War II. He retired from Central Foundry-GM Powertrain. He was a member of the Old Union Church, and he also attended the 39th St. Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, Michael Bartlett and wife Kathy; two granddaughters, Cybil (Bartlett) Bakker and husband Derek, Rachel (Bartlett) Morris and husband Jay; six great-grandchildren, Bridgette, Natalya, Gracie, Peyton, Amaya, and A.J.; two sisters, Jeanne Reuter, and Velma Chambers; a brother-in-law, Robert Tosti; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Dwight and Virgil “Tickie” Bartlett; and two sisters, Peggy Ritter, and Doris Bartlett in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Scott Chastain officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday.  Family and friends may express condolences at