Annabell Rose Bartz, 79, former owner and operator of the Central House Hotel, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) in her North Java home after a brief illness.
The former Annabell Gebel, a North Java native, married Ferdinand F. Bartz in 1944, and they operated the landmark hotel together for more than 20 years. He died in 1983.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of Lady of Lourdes Altar Society. She taught religious education classes for 20 years and did volunteer work in Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw.
She was a member of the Tri-Town Senior Citizens and held various offices for eight years. She represented the Town of Java with the Office of the Aging.
An avid bridge player, she was a member of a local bridge club for 51 years. She enjoyed gardening and grew flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Survivors include a son, Edward; a daughter, Marie Ochal of Arcade; five sisters, Ethel Palmeri of Warsaw, Irene Glaus of Hon-eoye, Marian Lefort of Strykersville, Bernadine Campbell and Mary Agnes McCormick; a close friend, Gerard George; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. Nicholas Church after prayers in Marley Funeral Home, Attica. Burial was in St. Nicholas Cemetery.