Barbara Ann Gartner
Barbara Ann Gartner

October 8, 1937 - November 25, 2017
Born in Cincinnati, OH
Resided in Marquette, MI


Barbara Ann Gartner, 80, of Marquette, passed away Saturday morning, November 25, 2017 at her home, surrounded by loving family.

Barb was born October 8, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late John Richard and Anna Rose (Wurzbacher) McNally. She was a graduate of the former St. Marian Catholic High School in Cincinnati. She taught third grade at Guardian Angels School in 1957-58.

On June 14, 1958 Barbara married Ronald J. Gartner at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Cincinnati. She became a full time housewife and mother for many years. She and her husband made their home in Marquette, MI in 1979 where Ron was employed. She was employed by F.W. Woolworth and then Campus Pharmacy here in Marquette until she retired. She was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette. She also served on the Habitat for Humanity board for many years.

Her hobbies and interests included genealogy, riverboats (Tall Ships) in Cincinnati, reading history books especially about the Civil War and Irish History, jazz music, dance, sewing, canning, and making jam. She had a lifetime love of learning and most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ron Gartner of Marquette; seven children, David (Lisa) Gartner of Prescott, AZ, Elizabeth (Robert) Howe of Marquette, Kathleen Phillips of Charlevoix, MI, William (Tara) Gartner of Escanaba, MI, Margaret (Scott) Doerflein of Cincinnati, OH, Jeannine (Frank) Moore of Wake Forest, NC, and Lawrence Gartner of San Diego, CA; 17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death besides her parents, John Richard McNally Jr. (brother) and his wife, Virginia McNally; Ellen Landers (sister) and her husband, Robert Landers; Enika Gartner (daughter-in-law) and Kenneth Phillips (son-in-law).

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, December 4th at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Greg Heikkala officiating.

A second visitation will be held at The Gilligan Funeral Home, 8225 Montgomery Road at Galbraith (Kenwood) on Thursday, December 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment Friday will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider Habitat for Humanity, 1027 N. Third St., Marquette, MI 49855 in Mrs. Gartner’s memory.




Mass of Christian Burial
St. Michael Catholic Church
401 W Kaye Avenue
Marquette, Michigan 49855
Monday, December 4, 2017
2:00 PM
Gilligan Funeral Home, Kenwood
8225 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45236
Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
11000 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Friday, December 8, 2017