Marilyn Joyce Miller Bartee

Jun 10, 1931 - Aug 25, 2022

Marilyn Joyce Miller Bartee

June 10, 1931 - August 25, 2022


Marilyn Joyce Miller Bartee, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on August 25, 2022. Marilyn was born on June 10, 1931, in Davenport, Iowa to Gerald Dawson and Thelma Grace Waugh Miller. Marilyn grew up in Delmar, Iowa, and graduated salutatorian from Delmar High School at sixteen years of age. She attended Business College in Omaha, Nebraska. After her graduation, she moved to Davenport, Iowa and accepted a position as secretary at Skelly Oil Company.

Marilyn met the late Dr. H. Edward Bartee, Jr., ( Ed was a student at Palmer Chiropractic College), at a United Methodist Young Adult function. The couple were married at Delmar United Methodist Church on May 4, 1952, and lived in Davenport until Ed graduated. In 1953, the couple and their three month old son moved firstly to Port St. Joe, Florida, and secondly, to Pensacola, Florida, in 1955. Marilyn stayed quite busy setting up and running the business side of Bartee Chiropractic Clinic while raising four children. In the later part of the 1980's, Marilyn took her secretarial and business skills to Spain Wellness Center, where she worked until Dr. Bill Spains's retirement.

Marilyn was a member of the Pensacola Women's Club, involved in numerous activities and fund-raisers at Pensacola Yacht Club, Scenic Hills Country Club, as well as the Pensacola Lions Club, and the Escambia County Sheriff's Posse. She was a member of the Court of the Krewe of La Fiete, a Member of the Board at the Pensacola YWCA, and a Red Cross Volunteer at Baptist Hospital. She was an exceptional cook and baker, loved to entertain, and her door was always open, where she welcomed many of her "children" with a meal and a bed throughout the years. Marilyn, was an avid reader, a season ticket holder to the Pensacola Opera, and loved to travel, and she especially enjoyed her adventures with her dear friends and siblings.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents and sister Beverly Jean Miller Grable. She is survived by her children Thomas Edward Bartee of Malibu, California, Douglas Charles (Hilary) Bartee of Pensacola, Florida, Dawn Elizabeth Bartee (Gary) Bagaas of Pensacola, Florida, David Lawson Bartee of Pensacola Beach, Florida and grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Jeanette Faye Miller Wiggins of Rock Island, Illinois, Virginia Rae Miller Schurbon of Kooskia, Idaho, Guila Lee Miller of Milan, Illinois, and Richard Arden Miller of Bettendorf, Iowa.

A graveside service and burial celebrating her life will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Pensacola, Florida.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at

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Graveside Service & Burial
Fri, Sep 9, 2022 at 11:30 am
Union Cemetery

2198 110th Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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