December 26, 1927 - April 7, 2019
Joan "Jody" Harrison Bartlett was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 26, 1927, to Benjamin and Estelle Belle (Stephens) Harrison. Jody graduated from Central High School in Omaha and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in elementary education. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.
On September 4, 1948, she married the late Victor W. Bartlett. Jody and Vic had three children, Susan, Steve and Bill Bartlett. They moved from Lincoln to Denver, Colorado, to Riverside, California, ending up in Geohner where they resided for many years. Jody was a teacher in the Seward Public School District for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
In retirement, Jody and Vic enjoyed vacationing in Vail, Colorado, and loved having their grandchildren come and stay with them and the Schnauzers they raised. Jody and Vic were married for 52 years before he passed. Soon after Jody moved to Omaha to be closer to her family. Jody was a longtime active member and librarian of Friedens United Church of Christ and a 73 year member of Delta Gamma. Jody enjoyed reading and lunch and dinners out with family and friends in her later years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Harrison; mother, Estelle Harrison and step-mother, Ruth Harrison; sister, Martha Steele; brother, Dan Harrison; grandsons, Christopher and Andrew Goll; great-grandson, Anthony Andrew Goll; daughter-in-law, Deborah Bartlett. Jody is survived by daughter, Susan and Jim Goll, Omaha; sons, Steve and Rita Bartlett, Omaha, and Bill Bartlett, Morro Bay, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; special friend and caregiver, Lauren Prinz.
Closed casket funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at Friedens United Church of Christ, Goehner with Pastor Pam Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Prairie Cemetery, Goehner. Memorials contributions may be made to the Friedens United Church of Christ, Goehner, or to the Goehner Volunteer Fire Department. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home, Seward – Dwight. Condolences at www.zabkafuneralhome.com