Violet May Bartel, 88, of Archbold, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, following a short illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1930, to Florence (Powell) and George Friend in Deal, England.
She married Henry Bartel on Oct. 27, 1951, at St. Mary’s Church in Walmer, England.
In 1970, Violet came to America with her husband and daughter. She worked at Gendron Wheel for 10 years.
Violet was a member of Zion Mennonite Church.
She is survived by a daughter Rosemary (Rick) Fetterman; three grandchildren, David (Heather) Fetterman, Lisa (Scott) Ellinwood, and Nicole (Levi) Rupp; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Erika and Avah Fetterman, Morgan and Carter Ellinwood; one brother, Ken (Sue) Friend; and one sister-in-law, Eileen Friend.
Violet is preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents; two brothers, Reg and Bob; and sister-in-law, Rosemary Friend.
A graveside service was held Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. in Pettisville, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Zion Mennonite Church.
Memorials may be given to Zion Mennonite Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFu neralHome.com.