Janet L. Bartels, 81, of New Castle, passed away early on the morning of Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 17, 1940 in Muncie, Indiana, a daughter of the late Myron “Weary” and Rosalyn (Fehrenbach) Luellen.

Those left to cherish Janet’s memory include five children, Dean (Sheila) Bartels, Mark Bartels, Carl Bartels, Cindi Bartels, and Tonya Watson all of New Castle; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peg Edwards of New Castle and Belinda (Brad) Wilson of Kendallville; a brother, Charles Luellen of New Castle, a special niece who was her best friend and sidekick, Niki Edwards, along with several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deseray Butler, and a brother, Larry Tuttle.

For decades she was the daycare for all her family and friends. She was a grandma to many children and was loved by all. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who always put others first. Rest In Heaven mom, we will miss you until we meet again.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Sproles Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:00 pm noon until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Donations may be offered to assist the family with expenses by clicking here. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.

The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Janet L. Bartels.