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Carol Marie Bartholomew
Carol Marie (Scheuer) Bartholomew, age 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday morning, June 20, 2019, at Swanton Valley and Rehabilitation Center. Carol was born September 29, 1937 in Adrian, Michigan to Leslie and Rowena (Gillen) Scheuer. She graduated from Metamora High School at the age of 16 and was Valedictorian of the class of 1954.
While attending high school, she played trumpet in the Concert and Marching Bands and also played in a trumpet trio group. She was a member of the girls and mixed glee clubs and a member of the Metalarks - a girls quartet that performed at many local functions and on television. She was also a cheerleader and the Editor of the Metamora Yearbook.
On Senior Day, she and several of her friends went to Toledo to look for jobs. Carol interviewed at The Toledo Trust Company and was hired as a secretary. Eventually, she worked her way up as Vice President of the Trust Department. During her 45 year career at the bank, she graduated from the Ohio School of Banking in 1985.
On September 28,1963, Carol married Robert Bartholomew of Berkey, Ohio. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 2018. Carol was always known as a very smart and classy woman who dressed like a fashion model. She was a dear friend to all who knew her and will be remembered for her infectious smile. She loved her family and simply adored her nieces and nephews and the time she spent with them. Carol always looked forward to visits, vacations or any occasion where they could all be together.
Carol was truly loved and will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Robert "Sweetie" Bartholomew, brothers and sisters-in-law, James Mason, Pat Rothfuss, John (Pat) Bartholomew and Marilyn (James) Hostetter; as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunt, Donna Gillen and her sister, LeAnn Mason.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 28th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Christian Church, 1590 W. Temperance Rd., Temperance, MI, where a service celebrating Carol's life will begin at 5:00 p.m., with Pastor Chuck Marckel officiating. A dinner will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Christian Church.
Bob, I am so sorry for your loss but Carol is in a much better place. I will always cherish my memories of growing up next door. Carol was a great friend to my mother and father, her friendship to them was priceless.
David Potter Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Carol Bartholomew
Connie Favorite Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM
Bob, please know we are keeping you in prayer at this time. Carol was such a good friend and always a joy to be around. I have been in awe since that first news year eve, as a shy youngster, when you two came all decked out to meet at our house when you and my folks would go out to celebrate new years. Through the years at the Bank, Carol continued to guide me in my young career. I can't express how much love and gratitude I have for both of you and what your love and friendship has meant to my family, extending all of your generosity and love to my children through their milestones as well. May God's grace give you strength and peace at this time. Let the celebration begin for Big Red and all her family and friends that are welcoming her home and rejoicing with her for a life well lived.
Much love, Gwen and Doug Micham
Gwen & Doug Micham Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM
Dear Bob and all the Bartholomew and Scheuer families, Carol rode to work with me a couple of years and on the hottest days of the year, she looked as fresh and unwrinkled at five in the afternoon as she did at seven in the morning when left Metamora (those were the days without air conditioning). She was a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alice LaFountain Siefker Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM
Bob, please know that you have my deepest sympathies. I lost Parker 3 years ago last March. He is there for sure to greet her. And believe me, it never goes away, just gets further away but in the meantime you learn how to go on without them. Fondly, Pat Tagsold
Pat Tagsold Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM
Dear Bob: Connie and I regret we are unable to express our condolences in person. Please know our prayers are with you as you celebrate a remarkable life well lived. Gordon Ward
Gordon Ward Jun 23 2019 12:00 AM
Where do I begin? We were such good friends since our 7th grades at Metamora. She was shy and very studious. I the opposite. I guess that was our attraction to each other. We have kept in contact over the years and enjoyed many laughs, recipes, stories of kids, and other things. We went together in our Senior year at Metamora to Toledo and we both started at the Toledo Trust together. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding to Sweetie Bob. I will miss her very much. She was a very kind gal. The best.
Audrey Rush Wright Jun 21 2019 12:00 AM