Walter Lee Bartholome, Jr., 83, a resident of Kansas City, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at his residence.

Walter was born the son of Walter and Juanita (Davis) Bartholome Sr. on Dec. 25, 1929, in Linn Co., Mo. He was united in marriage to Louise Nadine Ewing, in Brookfield, Mo. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2004. Walter loved fishing, camping, riding his Harley and fixing watches.

He is survived by two daughters, Diane Bartholome, of Kansas City, Mo., and Vera Billings-Buchanan, of St. Joseph, Mo.; two sons, James Bartholome, of Independence, Mo., and Vernalee Bartholome, and wife Ann, of Kansas City, Mo.; ten grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Bartholome; and one sister, Mary Lou Grimes.

Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 3:30 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. There will be a family visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, from 3 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Burial will be held at Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the America Heart Association and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.