Helen Bartlett Mettlen
Helen Bartlett-Mettlen, 97, passed away Sunday, February 19th, in Hutchinson. She was born July 13, 1919 in Osborne County, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Neva (Collins) Sellers. Growing up in Abilene, Helen attended local schools and graduated from Abilene High School. On June 24, 1936 she was married to James H. Bartlett. Most all of their married life was spent in Abilene. He preceded her in death August 5, 1989. Helen had been employed by Garfield Grade School as a cook and the Duckwall-Alco coffee shop. On July 9, 1994, she was married to Jack Mettlen. They made their home in South Hutchinson. He preceded her in death February 4, 1997. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and reading. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Bartlett, daughter, Sharon Aldridge, two sisters, Loretta Ansley and Jane Janke and two brothers, Eldon and Roland Sellers.
She is survived by: two daughters, Sheila (Harry) DeGarmo of Hutchinson and Sandy (Terry) Dappelhauer of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; son, Stewart (Marsha) Bartlett of El Dorado; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildre and two sisters, Willmetta Weishaar of Abilene and Susie Sidesinger of Topeka.
Graveside services and interment will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday, February 22nd,at the Abilene Cemetery with Jerry Brinker officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to The Abilene Emmanuel United Methodist Church. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.