Reggie Allen Bartmess

Reggie Allen Bartmess, 70, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, January¬†16, 2013 at University Hospital. A Celebration of his life will be¬†held at 3:00 P.M, Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the Fellowship Hall of United¬†Midway Locust Grove Methodist Church. He was born September 21, 1942¬†in¬†Columbia to the late Allen and Edith (Snell) Bartmess. Reggie is¬†survived by his Daughter, Regina Gustafson, her husband Neil, and their daughter Grace¬†of Deer Park, WA, two sisters Lola O’Brien and her husband Kenneth of¬†Fayette and Lisa McCubbin. ¬†He is preceded in death by a son, Avery Bartmess.¬† Reggie was possessed with an entertaining sense of humor, an explorers urge for day trips and early AM breakfasts.¬† He will be missed by all and not forgotten by many.

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  1. Kenny and Sue Yaeger on January 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

    You’re in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry. Kenny and Sue

  2. SMITH and KILGORE of Columbia, MO on January 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    You made us laugh, you made us smile, you gave us joy, you made us proud; all these things and more, Reggie. Our sincere sympathy to daughter Regina, son-in-law Neil, grand-daughter Grace, and a host of true friends who stood watch even unto the last hours of Reggie’s life. I admire all of you, and consider it a great privilege to have been available during these last days.

    “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.‚ÄĚ Numbers 6:24-26

    And so it is…with deepest sympathy, from Gary, Randy and Connie

  3. Terry Taylor Wollersheim on January 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I met Reggie when his mother lived at Lenoir Manor. Such a nice, nice man and a wonderful son to his momma. I always enjoyed visiting with him. I know he will be missed…..; my sincere condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

  4. Martha Hord on January 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve been so blessed to have had hundreds of hugs from you upon your arrivals and departures from our Harrisburg friend family functions. You were a true light in our lives. Always full of love and support. Love you Reg

  5. Kim, Mark & Sam Hayden on January 18, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Regina, Neil, & Grace and all the family and friends, like us, who have been touched by the light, humor, and love of Reggie….our deepest heartfelt sympathy.

    We, too, had the privilege, honor, & joy to have spent time with Reggie laughing and celebrating life! I remember a few of those early AM breakfasts on his visits to Springfield. And, his tales of his day trips were always entertaining and never dull. I know from his stories that he cherished the friends who made those trips with him.

    Whether in person or on the phone — conversations with Reggie always included lots of laughter.

    Heaven has gained a shining star that will help light the way for all of us as we celebrate his life, remember the fun times, remember his courage and strength, and the difference he made in each of our lives in his own way.

    Love you forever and a day Reggie!!!

    Kim, Mark & Sam Hayden — Springfield, IL

  6. Bill & Kim DeYoung on January 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    You always brightened our day! It was an honor to know you and we will miss your wonderful smile. You are in our thoughts and our sincere condolences to your family. You will be missed and thought of often. Heaven has a new angel.

    Bill & Kim DeYoung

  7. Mary Barnett Priebe on January 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Jane Barnett was my sister, and I know how much fun she had with Reggie and Daryl–there was never a dull moment with that group. I think I met Reggie at Jane’s house a few years ago when he was doing some work there. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you–he was a wonderful man.
    With Sympathy, Mary Priebe

  8. James Gumbert on January 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

    A great man that never met a stranger. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by everyone that had the joy to know him. Your works on earth will carry on through the family you have left behind. May you rest in peace.
    James Gumbert

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