Winfield Mourns the Loss of Alyce Bartlett

June 15, 2012

Life in Winfield

Winfield lost one of its most prolific residents this past Tuesday with the passing of Alyce Bartlett.

Printed below is an email received from Rich Bysina of the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce.

From: Rich Bysina
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 10:22 AM
To: Rich Bysina
Subject: Chamber News Update–6/15/12: The Passing of Alyce Bartlett

Chamber Members and Friends,

It’s with a great deal of sadness that we’re letting you know of the passing of one of the great ladies of Winfield – Alyce Bartlett. In addition to the newspapers listed in the obituary below, Alyce also wrote a column for the former Winfield Chamber publication, Winfield Stuff.

When I started working for the Winfield Chamber in the summer 1996, Alyce was one of the first people I met. For the next 15 years, I didn’t know of anyone who promoted the village of Winfield, its local organizations and our Chamber in a positive way more than Alyce did. And the Winfield Farmers’ Market has lost one of its most loyal customers.

The reprint of the obituary notice in the Daily Herald:

Alyce “Scoop” Bartlett of Winfield for 52 years Alyce Bartlett (nee Witt), born April 14, 1928, in Chicago, at rest June 12, 2012, after a brief illness.

 Alyce was schooled in Chicago and met Bob Bartlett in 1950. They married in 1951. Together they raised six children.

 In 1967 she began a career in journalism. The Winfield Glimpses was the first newspaper she wrote for. She became an ad setter for the Naperville Sun, moving to the Daily Journal, where she had a column and was a special edition editor. From there she became a columnist for the Daily Herald, West Chicago Press and most recently, The Winfield Press.

During her career she had many opportunities to meet presidents, actors and many local people of interest. She was passionate about her work. Many local residents of Winfield still fondly refer to her as “Scoop.”

Alyce is survived by her children, Joan (Kim) Haas of Holcombe Wis., Bob Bartlett of Mounds View, Minn., Ellen Morris of Waukegan Ill., Kathleen (Pete) Henry of Genoa, Ill., Charlie (Donna) Bartlett of Winfield Ill., and Ann (Ken) Weseman of Wheaton Ill.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Dick (Judy) Witt of Prescott, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Rita Bartlett of Oak Lawn, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Michael Witt, Annette Witt; husband, Bob Bartlett in 1995; sister, Eleanor Hartjen; brother-in-law, Fred Bartlett; sister-in-law, Virginia Baxter; and an infant son, Michael.

Family and friends are to gather Sunday, June 17, for a memorial visitation from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 5:30 p.m. at DuPage Memorial Chapel, 951 W. Washington St., West Chicago. A memorial Mass will be held Monday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist, 0S233 Church St., Winfield. Arrangements were made by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel, 800-588-1132.

Note: Probably the easiest way for most of us to get to the DuPage Memorial Chapel on Sunday is to take Geneva Road west into West Chicago, where the name changes to Washington St. The chapel itself is located about two miles west of Route 59, on the north side of Washington St., just east of the post office.

Rich Bysina, VP of Membership

Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce

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