Iola Bernice Bartimus, 83, of Windsor passed away at 10:30 p.m. Saturday (June 4, 2011) at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with Pastor Michael Mohr and Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Strasburg.

She was born September 18, 1927 in Windsor the daughter of August Frederick and Nora Alice (McFadden) Lenz. She married James Stanley Bartimus December 24, 1948 in Strasburg and he preceded her in death January 9, 2004.

She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg and formerly employed at Bocks and Kraft Food in Mattoon.

Surviving are nieces, Myrna Thomason of Mattoon, Mary Ellen Baker of Westfield, Mary Alice Rocha of Dracut, MS, Arlene Prevo of San Antonio, TX and Paula Knackmuhs of Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons, Dennis and Gerald, sisters Yyona Thomason, Glafa Ohm, Wanda Mae Lenz and Juanita Faye Lenz and brothers, Glenn Lenz and Roy Lenz.