Sue Bartos, of Caneyville, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at The Heartford House in Owensboro, surrounded by her family. The former Suellen A. Sonneman was born on March 4, 1941 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Theodore Sonneman and the late Elinor Tuel. She loved her Lord, Jesus. She was a life-long Lutheran and was active in every church to which she belonged. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed caring for her children, always putting their needs over her own. Sue found joy in simple, natural things, she loved her family, all children, sports (especially basketball), her dog, Buddy, and watching the hummingbirds outside her living room window. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by a son-in-law, Steven Wahler.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” Bartos; three sons, David (Mona) Bartos, of Anneta, James (Julia) Bartos, of West Delphi, Indiana, and Steven Bartos (Elva Duncan), of Caneyville; three daughters, Lori Deno (Paul), of Fordsville, Sherri (Joe) Ulber, of Owensboro, and Tami Wahler, of Owensboro; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Caneyville Christian Community Chapel, 1120 Choncie Lee Rd., Caneyville. Burial will follow at the Amish cemetery near the church. Brother Richard Pickens, Brother Aaron Stoll and Brother Stephen Habegger will officiate. Visitation for Sue will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Owensboro Health and The Hartford House. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity for visitation and the funeral service will be limited and masks are required in accordance with state guidelines. Care has been entrusted to Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville. Condolences may be made at

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.