June 21, 2024

William Edward Bartles, 78, of Pomeroy

William Edward Bartels, 78, passed away on August 21, 2021 in Pomeroy, Ohio. Ed was born in Pomeroy, Ohio on October 26th, 1942 to William Bartels and Louise Humphrey Bartels. 

From traveling the world with his loving wife, Diana, to nightly drives topped off with ice cream, Ed was always on the move. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. His greatest joy in life was the time he got to spend with his friends and family. Ed graduated from Rio Grande University with a degree in education, and spent the next 35 years serving the community of Pomeroy as a teacher and principal, as well as a high school football and baseball coach. 

Ed is survived by his wife, Diana Bartels, his youngest daughter, Carrie (Lee) Powell, and grandsons Cassium and Grayson Powell. Ed is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren (Kevin) Denner, Trey (Grace) Hedrick, and great-grandchildren, Beckett and Everett Denner. He is preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Traci Bartels-Houdashelt, his younger brother Chuck Bartels and his older sister Sally Bartels. 

A viewing was held to celebrate his life at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Mass will be held on Friday, August 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Fr. Mark Moore officiating, followed by graveside service at Sacred Heart Cemetery.