Clifford Russel "Squirt" Bartholomew
May 8, 1928  -  February 5, 2018

Clifford Russel "Squirt" Bartholomew

Funeral Service
FordWulfBruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Friday, February 9, 2018
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Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
2000 Woodland Ave.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
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I served in the Army.

Clifford Russel “Squirt” Bartholomew passed away February 5, 2018 at age 89.

Squirt was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Pearl, sisters, Ethal, Blanche, and Clarisse, brothers, Oram, baby, Lester, Chester, Carl, and Edward, his son James Russell and his wife Nellie Laney.

He is survived by his four daughters, Linda Bartholomew and Pearl Deanna Hannah of Coffeyville, Nancy Scholes and Vickie Carter of Pittsburg, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Squirt was born May 8, 1928 in Coffeyville to Harry Oram Bartholomew and Pearl Maria Thomasson. He attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. After high school Squirt served in the United States Army 26th Signal Corp where he spent active duty 2 years and 5 days 6 ½ hours and honorably discharged on December 12, 1956. He was a Korean War Veteran.
Squirt retired from ACME Foundry in 1988. His life consisted of Golden Glove Boxing in Joplin, MO, stock car racing, rodeo, camping, fishing, hunting, and practical jokes. He will be missed

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Committal services will follow at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


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  1. Debbie Haviland Collins
    Alma, AR

    I have so many wonderful memories of watching “Squit”race when my dad would take me to the races. What an honor it was. Prayers being said for comfort and peace during this difficult time for the many friends and family.

  2. Becky Mangan Castro
    Grove, OK

    Linda and family. So sorry for your loss. I will always have the fond and crazy memories of your dad. He did give us many laughs as kids growing up. Prayers for comfort during this time.

  3. Bill Conklin
    Pineville, MO

    My condolences. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  4. Gary Davis
    Coffeyville, KS

    my heart goes out to the whole family.....

  5. H. Ilene Buettner Starr
    Bethlehem, PA

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Clifford Russell, I remember as a child the carefree personality, great sense of humor and attitude ; your father was always ready for a great
    adventure and challenge. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time .......Ilene Starr and family

  6. Charles and Marylin Alexander
    Port Saint Luci, FL

    I knew him years ago when he was racing I was there about every race with a friend Eddy Goins also he worked with my brothers Wayne and Donald (Brub) Alexander at Acme. (just good old memories of a good old boy) I'm retired in South Fl. now days from Nashville Tn.

  7. Jessica Hargrove
    Bartlesville, OK

    You'll be missed, Uncle Clifford. Sending all our love and prayers for comfort to the entire family.

  8. David liming
    Coffeyville, KS

    Very sorry to here about squirt I'm in hospital with a hip replace ment my thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. Ron Robinett
    Independence, KS

    Linda & Family,
    So Sorry for your loss, I remember Squirt and Nellie from Many years ago. He will be missed.
    The Robinett Boys,
    Gary Robinett & Family Cherryvale, Ks
    Rick Robinett & Family Dallas, Tx
    Ron Robinett & Family Independence, Ks

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