Donna Joyce Bartley

July 19, 1937 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Donna Joyce Bartley (nee Patton), age 85, of Griffith passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2023. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Raymond Bartley; daughter Lisa (Jeff) Brinkman; devoted granddaughters Melissa (Mike) Sielski and Raychel (Mark) Picard; loving grandsons Ben (Liz) Bartley and Chris (Stacii) Bartley; great grandchildren Dominik and Mila Sielski, McKenna, Olivia, and Leo Bartley, and Brayden, Aubrey, and Coltyn Picard; brothers George Patton, and Gary (Tami) Patton and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Timothy Bartley, sister-in-law Norma Gene Patton, and her parents Leonard and Eileen Patton.

Donna was born on July 19, 1937, in Shawneetown, IL. She is the middle of three children. Donna became a dedicated employee of the State of Illinois, working in Springfield, IL.  She married the love of her life Raymond Bartley in 1958. The two were always on the go. They lived in St. Louis, Granite City, and Princeton before choosing their forever home in Griffith, Indiana. The two spent their free time with family. You would always find the two of them cheering on their kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. You could always count on them to be at every concert, sporting event, or special occasion for their family. Donna loved cheering on the Giants like her dad and later in life rooting for the Blackhawks. She loved Elvis and would gladly have you listen to his music, making everyone she knew a fan.  She was a member of Griffith Baptist Church in Griffith, Indiana.  

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