Miriam B. Bartlett, 95, of Montrose PA, passed from this life to the presence of her Heavenly Father on October 6, 2017 at Meadow View Senior Living Center. She was born Miriam Bertha Depue on Oct 20, 1921 at her parents' farm home near Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County, PA. She was one of eleven children. Her parents were Ogden and Rena (Caswell Snyder) Depue. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Montrose High School. She graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary, Johnson City, NY (which relocated to Clarks Summit, PA and is now Clarks Summit University) Mansfield State Teachers' College (now University), and received a Master's degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton IL. She taught school in Gibson PA, Thompson PA, and Moorestown NJ before going to Nigeria, Africa as a missionary teacher.
She served for 20 years in Nigeria with Sudan Interior Mission before marrying Clemens J. Bartlett on Feb. 14, 1970 at Bridgewater Baptist Church, Montrose PA. Clem and Miriam served another 10 years with SIM in Nigeria before returning to Clem's home in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. Clem had a construction business and Miriam was the company bookkeeper. Upon Clem's retirement, they moved to Grimsby ON where they lived until Clem's death on Mar 21, 2001. In 2004, Miriam moved back to Montrose to her home on Hinds St. She has been a resident at Gracious Living Estates, South Montrose PA since July 2013 and more recently a resident at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose PA.
She enjoyed embroidery and painting and being part of a large family. She and Clem had a deep heart for the proclamation of Jesus Christ around the world. In addition to their personal service for 30 years, they financially supported many missionary endeavors from their business income and on into retirement. Miriam continued that practice to the time of her death. Many of Miriam's siblings, nieces, and nephews were, and are, among those serving Christ as missionaries in far places of the world.
She is preceded in death by husband, Clemens, her parents, by her sisters Wilma Snyder and Ruth Rothberg, and brothers Horace Snyder, David Depue, and Stephen Depue.
Surviving her are siblings Elaine Berg of Montrose, Samuel (Esther Lou) Depue of Huntsville AL, Paul (Elynor) Depue of Homer, NY, John (Phoebe) Depue of Pottstown, PA and Esther (Dick) Camp of Laceyville PA. Also a sister-in-law Dorothy Depue of Montrose PA. She has a step-son, Glenn Bartlett of Exeter ON, and two step-granddaughters, plus a large number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, 382 Church Street, Montrose PA at 2 pm, Monday Oct. 16, 2017 with her nephew, Rev. James Depue, and brother-in-law, Rev. Richard Camp officiating. Visiting hours will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery, Franklin Forks PA following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Miriam's name to SIM (Sudan Interior Mission), P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, NC 28241 (or on the web at www.simusa.org) or to Stanfordville Baptist Church, 23456 SR 29, Hallstead, PA 18822.