Louise M. Bartow

December 21, 1938 ‒ September 22, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Louise M. Bartow, age 80 of Delaware passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Sarah Moore Home in Delaware with Karen Mavis, Jan Thomas and Wes Long  at her side,  following an extended illness.

She was born on December 21, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois to the late James and Helen (Alden) DeCaro. Before retiring she worked with the Delaware County Juvenile Court System as well as the Delaware County Clerk of Courts. She was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church.  She loved to travel and tend to her flower gardens. She also enjoyed playing cards over the years, euchre and bridge, which later turned into dominoes.

Both caring and loving, Louise was generous and strong willed. Holidays were special, and she treasured time spent with her beloved family.

She is survived by her children: Tom Bartow of Cambridge, Bryan Bartow of Ostrander and Karen Mavis of Powell, grandchildren: Brendan and Derek Mavis and Maia Louise Long, step-grandchildren: Sean and Alivia Mavis, sisters: Darlene (Ron) Radloff, Josephine (Glenn) Epperson, half-sister: Delores Jones, and dear friend of 29 years Jan Thomas.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years Harry Bartow in 2012, brothers Roy and Russell Nimocks as well as half-sister Ruth Nimocks.

Funeral services will be held Friday 11:00 a.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to her family to assist with final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Bryan, Tom and Karen,
    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She and your dad were really wonderful people, parents and friends. I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of her visiting different places with you, Bryan, on Facebook…looks like you two were really enjoying your time together…glad you got that chance! May God bless you and the rest of your family in this time, not only of loss, but of celebrating your moms life.
    Sincerely, Brad, Maria and Alex Kern.

  • Tom, Bryan and Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers! Sending a big hug!

  • Bryan, Karen, and Tom

    We are sorry for your loss. Stu and I worked with your mom for many years at the Court; I fondly called her Louisa. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend her service as we now reside in Vermont. Our thoughts are with you.

    Jennifer and Stu

  • I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know you will miss her greatly. Know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Louise was a fine co worker at the juvenile court. She tolerated all of our shenanigans! Her friendship with Jan was a model to be followed. So sorry.

  • Dear Bryan and all the family,

    We are sending all our love and hopes for a deep peace after a long journey for your mom. Our love and thoughts are with you today at the service and we hope we can soon be together to express our feelings in person.

    Much love, Diana Hultgren and Kent Gilbert

    • Thank you for reaching out to us and letting us know you are thinking of us! Mother was so special and she loved us deeply. Her celebration yesterday was a beautiful day!