STERLING – Mardell Bart, 76, of Sterling, formerly of Dixon, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home after a sudden illness. She had worked for the physical therapy department at Lee County Nursing Home in Dixon for more than 40 years before retiring.
She was born March 12, 1936, in Teutopolis, the daughter of Ralph and Cecelia (Ordner) Overbeck. She married Richard “Dick” Bart on April 28, 1956, in Teutopolis. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2007. Mardell was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon.
Survivors include two sons, William (Susan) Bart Sr. of Morrison and Daniel (Nancy) Bart of Sunbury, Ohio; two daughters, Cindy (Alan) Duffy of Marengo, Ohio, and Deb (George) Stevenson of Avon Lake, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sister Nadine Overbeck, OSF, of Joliet, and Mary Maksl of Eagan, Minn.; and one brother, Gerald Overbeck of Sterling.
She also was preceded in death by two grandsons; four brothers, Ralph Overbeck Jr., Thomas Overbeck, James Overbeck, and John Overbeck; and one sister, Sister Daniel Marie Rita Overbeck.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Morrissey officiating. Cremation rites will follow. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
Memorials have been established to Dixon Healthcare Center and the American Cancer Society.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.