Alleyne Bartlow

Alleyne BartlowAlleyne Beatrice Bartlow, 89, of Macomb, formerly of Littleton, died at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 26, 2010, at Heartland Healthcare in Macomb.

She was born July 5, 1921, in Littleton Township, Schuyler County, a daughter of Harold and Beulah Pickinpaugh Caldwell. She married Raymond Keith Bartlow on Sept. 7, 1943, in Stewart Field, West Point, N.Y. He passed away on Jan. 20, 2005.

She also was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Steve Santos; and four brothers, Ernest, Bradford, Louis and Merle Caldwell.

Surviving are two sons, Richard (and Cathy) Bartlow of Mesa, Ariz., and Keith (and Susan) Bartlow of Grandview, Texas; two daughters, Kathy Bartlow Santos of Los Angeles, Calif., and Cynthia (and Gary) Sibley of Prophetstown; two sisters, Carol Jean (and Paul) Rowland of Macomb and Joyce Spring of North Henderson; 10 grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

She attended grade school at Union Grove and graduated from Industry High School in 1938.

In 1942, she graduated from Western Illinois Teacher’s College majoring in elementary education. She taught third and fourth grades in Fairview and then went to Newburg, N.Y., where she worked in a Naval Ammunition Depot at Iona Island.

After her husband, Raymond, was sent overseas in the Army she returned to Illinois where she taught in two country schools before they consolidated. After her husband was discharged, she quit teaching to become a full-time mother.

She later taught fourth grade in Rushville for many years. She retired from teaching in 1978 after teaching a total of 15 years.

She was a member of Illinois Retired Teachers Association and active in Littleton Baptist Church, having taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible school many years.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at her church with Rev. Larry Lindlow officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

Memorials may be made to Littleton Baptist Church.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/29/2010