In Memory

Bobbie Jean Bartram - Class Of 1982

Bobbie Jean Bartram was born on December 13, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to the late James Robert and Virginia Daryl Bartram. She spent her early years in Toledo, and in elementary school moved to Jenkins, Kentucky where she spent the majority of her childhood.

Bobbie was fiercely proud of her mountain upbringing and loved nothing more than family gatherings with all of her siblings and extended family. Bobbie was raised in the Baptist Church and had a strong faith. One of her favorite things to do was watch the sun rise each morning while she would “Jam with Jesus” listening to her favorite gospel music. Bobbie passed away after a heroic battle with brain cancer with loved ones by her side at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on January 8, 2023.

Bobbie graduated from Jenkins High School in 1982, and attended both Alice Lloyd College and Eastern Kentucky University. She was a star athlete playing basketball in high school and in college. Bobbie never met a stranger, and was a friend to all who knew her. She had a way about her that made everyone feel like they had a true friend. Bobbie was blessed with incredible vocals. She was in several bands over the years and was a regular at several karaoke bars, and even made a music CD in the late 90s. She was a natural entertainer and would bring the house down with her rendition of Janis Joplin’s, Me and Bobbie McGee.

Bobbie had two true loves: her nieces and nephews and her animals. While she had 40 biological nieces and nephews (some great, and some great-great), there were many more than just those individuals who knew her as their favorite “Aunt Bobbie”. Bobbie never met an animal she didn’t love, and was known to greet all pets on a first name basis where ever she went. She loved more than anything her dogs Conner Kay, Baby Girl, Buster Brown, Gordy Lynn, and Addie.

Bobbie was preceded in death by niece Kim Clark. She is survived by her siblings: Kenneth Roger Boggs (Mary Lou) of Lucky, Ohio; Theresa Jewell Adkins of Clintwood, Virginia; Cecil Arlie Boggs, I (Kristina) of Jenkins, Kentucky; Lisa Roberta Adkins (Sammy) of Jenkins, Kentucky; Robin Lynn Bartram of Jenkins (Partner, Paul Dean Johnson), Kentucky; James Robert Bartram, Jr. (Lisa Dawn) of Nicholasville, KY; and Cecil Arlie Boggs II (Autumn) of Jenkins, Kentucky. And she is survived by her nieces and nephews: Kenny Boggs, Angela Russell, Matthew Boggs, Rachel Coy, Chad Adkins, Heather McPeek, Ashley Payeras, Naliena Vance, Dylan Cornett, Tristen James Cantrell, Morgan Thompson, Dalton Bartram, Mallory Boggs, Gavin Boggs, Zachery Boggs, Allie Curtis, Harper Russell, Avery Boggs, Shea Boggs, Emsly Boggs, Solomon Boggs, Clover Cooney, Traner Cooney, Vada May Coy, Austin Clark, Makayla Vaughn, Mason Adkins, Trenton Adkins, Paisely McPeek, Jaxon McPeek, Braxton McPeek, Alex Payeras, Jazmine Payeras, Paul Vance, Samantha Vance, Kaylan Vance, Xander Cornett, Landon Cornett, Livia Storm Johnson, and soon-to-be great nephew Jaxton James Bartram.

A celebration of Bobbie’s life will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn Mt. Sterling, KY at 115 Stone Trace Drive. This celebration will be casual (in true Bobbie fashion) and lunch will be provided. Family and friends are encouraged to share their favorite memories and stories of Bobbie. Final burial place will be at Sam Bentley Cemetery on Payne Gap Road in Jenkins, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an animal shelter of your choice, or feel free to bring to the celebration of her life dog food or treats, which will be donated to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in her name.

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01/10/23 11:26 PM #1    

Edward Williams (Williams) (1982)

Bobbie was always a very nice person. She was a great classmate.  We have lost a genuine friend

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