Marie Bartel formerly of Columbia where she lived most of her life, and recently from Ballwin Missouri, passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on August 17,2022. Marie lived a life marked by kindness, humility, compassion, and a quiet strength with a powerful love for family.

Marie was born in Franklin County on February 5, 1923, to Clyde and Bessie (Catron) Williams. After her mother died when Marie was 5, she and her sister were raised by her father and stepmother Vergie Williams.

Marie is survived by her daughter Susan M. Bartel; grandsons Zachary (Cara) Bartel and Jacob (Kim) Bartel; great grandchildren Ellie, Sam, Ben, Blair, Ryder, Kaden, and Mila; Brother-in-Law Mel (Bernita) Bartel and loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, husband (Robert A.), son (Robert W.), granddaughter Kate (B. Germain) Kromann, and sister

Ruth (Williams) Schmelz.

Robert (Bob) and Marie were married April 25, 1943. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from

William Jewell College in 1948 with degrees in English and Music. An avid flower and vegetable gardener she had a variety of jobs, volunteer positions, and hobbies throughout her life. Marie was the oldest living member of Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, where she was a member for 70 years.

A private service will be held later. Marie was a dedicated supporter of Kate’s Heart Memorial Fund and contributions in her honor are encouraged at, or Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice. If a contribution is not possible, consider a simple act of kindness in recognition of Marie.