Jeannie Bartsch

December 7, 1944 - October 18, 2011

12/07/1944 - 10/18/2011

Past Services

Thursday October 20, 2011
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday October 21, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Saturday October 22, 2011
11:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions

BARTSCH, Jeannie, 66, of Morgantown W.Va., passed away Tuesday evening, October 18, 2011.

She was born December 7, 1944, daughter of the late Walter Edward Dickman and Ruth Dunn Dickman in Wheeling W.Va.

Jeannie was a Catholic by faith and a devoted homemaker and nurse. She practiced her nursing profession with compassion for over 47 years in four different states. She so loved her family and her friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jeannie is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Tom Bartsch at home in Morgantown, W.Va.; two daughters Jennifer Santisi Anthony of Wallingford, Pa., and Amy Kish Steve of Zanesville, Ohio; two sisters, Susie BeazelDave of Wheeling W.Va., and Sally Laudeman of Cape May, N.J.; two sisters in law, Bette Kubic Steve of Colerain, Ohio, and Nancy Vapner of Wheeling, W.Va.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Jeannie will be held Friday, October 21, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, W.Va. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Wheeling. Interment will follow services at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Susan Roe
8 years ago

Dear Sally and Susie,

I missed Jeannies Obit but ran into Bobby Dierkes and he told me about Jeannie, I am so sorry for your loss, I remember all of you like it was yesterday and it has been such a long time. I know Jeannie is being well cared for and I am sending you both a hug from me. Love Susan

Allis Peters
8 years ago

Dear Tom and family. I am so sorry to hear of Jeannie’s passing in the Ames paper on-line edition. Although a bit delayed, I send my regards and sympathy to you and your family, with fond memories of good times while you were in Ames, Iowa.

Thomas Andre
8 years ago

Dear Tom,

I was so sorry to hear of Jeannie’s passing. Sue and I offer our deepest condolences to you and to your family. I remember fondly the fun we had as young faculty here in Ames and parties mutually enjoyed. Jeannie was a fun and caring person. Know that others mourn her passing and are thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Thank you also for thinking to post an obituary in the Ames Tribune.


Thomas Andre

Professor Emeritus

Jacki and Carl Carenbauer
8 years ago

Dear Tom, Bette, Nancy and families,

We are so sorry we were out of town for the funeral of Jeanie. She sure was a super lady, always with a smile. She will be missed by so many.

Thinking of you,

Jacki and Carl C.

8 years ago

Dear Tom, Jennifer and Amy, I want you to know that Jeannie and all of you will rest in my heart as the most down to Earth family that I have ever known. We miss Jeannie, but we have to know that she is still connected with us. Take care of yourselves, and let’s all look forward to being with her again and having fun. She touched a lot of lives, including mine in such a huge way. I can feel her smiling with Carmel. Enough said. Affectionately, Tana

Karen Hoiberg
8 years ago

I can only smile when I think of Jeannie – she was a spark in the lives of everyone. So darling, warm, caring and FUN! I’m glad I have memories of wonderful times spent together….hugs to all of you….

Bill Wood
8 years ago

Jeannie you were always a great and loyal friend. The great times Nowena and I had with you and Tom were made all the better by your presence.

Holly Forssman Lyles
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to you all. I am remembering Jeannie’s beautiful smile and laugh today and all of my wonderful memories of your entire family on Alabama Lane. I send my love to you all and wish I could be there.

Linda Leinweber Melko
8 years ago

Susie and Sally,

My thoughts and prayers are with you, and yours, at this very difficult time. God bless now and always.



Sandra Seamon
8 years ago


Our heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family. Please know that John and I will be thinking of you through all of this. We both send our love.

Phil & Ruth Laughlin
8 years ago

Tom & family,

You’ll continue in our thoughts and prayers. We were so happy to have had the last visit with Jeannie.


Ruth & Phil

Barbara Kubic Dillard
8 years ago

Tom and family,

My heart goes out to you today. I know there are no right words at a time of loss. I hope knowing I am and have been praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts may help.


Cheri and Bill Valput
8 years ago

Tom and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Jeannie. She was always so much fun to be around and would have that great smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lois Funk
8 years ago

Tom and Famiy,

Deepest sympathy extended to you and your family.

Lois Funk, former fellow employee at Knoxville, IA VA.

MaryEllen H. Humes
8 years ago

Tom, I was saddened to hear about Jeannie. She was always so full of life and I will miss seeing her at our reunion. Please accept my sincere condolences. Mary Ellen

Kristin Johnson
8 years ago

Tom, Jen, and Amy- Sending you our love during this difficult time.

Kris, Durell, Harry and Billy

Dick & Millie Brown
8 years ago

Tom, Jennifer & Amy. . .

Dick and I are so sorry for your loss.

Jeannie was a good friend to our family and will be missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Always, The Brown Family

Dick, Millie, Stephen, Kristina, Michael & Christopher

Debbie Tillotson
8 years ago

We are so sad to hear about Miss Jeannie. She was so kind to my daughter, Ella. We loved to walk past her house and stop for a nice chat. The neighborhood won’t be the same without her. She was so proud of her family, and she spoke of you often. We’re going to miss her so much.

Janette Morgan
8 years ago

We will miss Aunt Jeannie very much. Wayne Craig Jessa and I send all of our love thoughts and prayers.

Love always