Rosemary E. Bartholomew

March 23, 1926 ‒ June 07, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Rosemary E. Bartholomew, 92, of Galion passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

Born March 23, 1926 in Galion, she was the daughter of Josiah F. and R. Edna (Neumann) Seif. She married John W. Bartholomew on September 29, 1946 and he preceded her on July 6, 2001.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1944 and a member of First Lutheran Church in Galion. Rosemary was a volunteer for the former Crawford County Hospice, Crawford County Cancer Society, former member of the Galion Golden Age Club and American Legion 243 Auxiliary. She along with husband John volunteered with the Park Rangers in the Florida Everglades for many years. Rosemary enjoyed being outdoors, camping, spending time with family, quilting and was a foster parent for 55 children.

She is survived by children J. Edward (Paula) Bartholomew of North Canton, Tim (Ellen) Bartholomew of Galion and Pete (Becky) Bartholomew of Mansfield; brother Frederic “Fritz” Seif of Sulphur Springs; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and daughter-in-law Sheri Bartholomew of Virginia.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by son Josiah Bartholomew; brothers Leo Seif and Herbert Seif and sisters Marquerite Seif, Clara Eichhorn and Rhoda Hammond-Babcook.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Additional calling hours will be held at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 127 South Columbus Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ann Pairan officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church or Lowe Volk Park in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Rosemary Bartholomew, and condolences may be made to them at



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  • To the Bartholomew and Seif Families,
    Rosemary was a very special person and well liked by so many. She sang in the Galion Community Chorus for many years. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • May God bless and keep Rosemary and your families. May His face shine upon you and give you His peace. Our prayers and sincerest condolences.

  • So very sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. Such a kind, caring, generous soul. Sincerest sympathies to the Bartholomew & Seif families.

  • To the family,
    We are so sorry for your loss please accept our sympathy.

  • Rosemary was always such a pleasant person and was always smiling. We know that you will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • I have so many wonderful memories growing up around Rosemary. She was a beautiful person.
    My prayers and condolences to the family.

  • So sorry! Our deepest sympathy! She was a friend to all of us GHS Class of ’44 members! Our loss Also! Emery & Marge Shaffer

  • On behalf of the Galion Class of 1967, and in fond remembrance of our dear classmate and your family member, Si Bartholomew, we send our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort to all.

    GHS Class of 1967
    c/o Marsha McCracken Cheesman

  • Rosemary was such a kind, caring, generous soul. Our sincerest sympathy to the Bartholomew & Seif families.

  • Sheri Bartholomew and aJason Bartholomew,

    We are praying for your family at this time of great loss. Your Mother in law and Grandmother must have been a wonderful person; sharing her faith and heart with so many. We pray for comfort, peace, and healing that only comes from our loving Lord Jesus. Our thoughts will be with you during these difficult days, and pray for your safe travel back home.

    In a Christian Love,
    Pastor Keith and Janet Moore

  • My sincerest condolences,

    I had the pleasure meeting Rosemary many years ago while providing care for her in her home. She would share many stories about her husband and sons. I remember her telling me her husband served under General Patton and they went into Germany like a “dose of salt”.
    She sure was a joy to be around!

    Angela McCarthy

  • Tim, our sympathy to you in the passing of your mother. I remember her as a customer and when she used to go to the Crawford County Relay for Life. She is at peace now. I also remember that she was a very nice lady.

  • To the family.
    Rosemary was a special and wonderful person, and she contributed so much to our GHS Class of 1944. Sending deep sympathy for your loss. We will all miss her very much.
    Members of the GHS CLASS of 1944

    Ruth Ritchey,

  • Dearest Tim,
    Your mom had to be wonderful……she had you!
    Sending along heartfelt sympathy.