Cleo R. Bartlett

Minnischapel Inc.

Cleo R. Bartlett

St. John - Cleo R. Bartlett, age 95, died October 19, 2021, in St. John. He was an educator for over 40 years, beginning his teaching career at the age of 16 in 1943 in a one-room rural school house in Stafford County and completing his career from 1951-1988 as teacher, counselor, and principal of St. John High School. His life was devoted to helping young people develop their skills and abilities to their fullest potential. Following military service during WWII in the U.S. Navy, he completed his undergraduate degree at Geneva College and his graduate degree at the University of Wyoming. An active leader in the St. John community and in the St. John Methodist Church, he participated in many civic organizations and shared his vocal talents in the community, as well as being a member of the Lindsborg Messiah Chorus and the Mennonite Men's Chorus. He was past president of the Kansas Personnel and Guidance Association and the Kansas High School Principals Association. Preceded in death by his wife Darlene and son Douglas, his parents Andy and Alma Shelton Bartlett, brothers A.C. and Vonnie, and nephew Steve Bartlett, Cleo is survived by his daughter Suzanne (Patrick) McKaig, daughter-in-law, Debby Bartlett, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, Vernon (Olive) Bartlett, sisters-in-law, Barbra Atterbery and Mary Lou Padilla Ring, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held November 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, St. John, with Pastor Kim Andrews presiding. Memorials may be made to the St. John United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Geneva College or the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Fund, all in care of Minnis Chapel, 526 E. 4th Ave, St. John, Kansas, 67576.

Posted online on October 29, 2021

Cleo R. Bartlett

Minnischapel Inc.

Cleo R. Bartlett

St. John - Cleo R. Bartlett, age 95, died October 19, 2021, in St. John. He was an educator for over 40 years, beginning his teaching career at the age of 16 in 1943 in a one-room rural school house in Stafford County and completing his career from 1951-1988 as teacher, counselor, and principal of St. John High School. His life was devoted to helping young people develop their skills and abilities to their fullest potential. Following military service during WWII in the U.S. Navy, he completed his undergraduate degree at Geneva College and his graduate degree at the University of Wyoming. An active leader in the St. John community and in the St. John Methodist Church, he participated in many civic organizations and shared his vocal talents in the community, as well as being a member of the Lindsborg Messiah Chorus and the Mennonite Men's Chorus. He was past president of the Kansas Personnel and Guidance Association and the Kansas High School Principals Association. Preceded in death by his wife Darlene and son Douglas, his parents Andy and Alma Shelton Bartlett, brothers A.C. and Vonnie, and nephew Steve Bartlett, Cleo is survived by his daughter Suzanne (Patrick) McKaig, daughter-in-law, Debby Bartlett, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, Vernon (Olive) Bartlett, sisters-in-law, Barbra Atterbery and Mary Lou Padilla Ring, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held November 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, St. John, with Pastor Kim Andrews presiding. Memorials may be made to the St. John United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Geneva College or the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Fund, all in care of Minnis Chapel, 526 E. 4th Ave, St. John, Kansas, 67576.

Posted online on October 29, 2021