Frances Stevenson Bartenstein, 94, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully February 19, 2018, at Blue Ridge Christian Home near Bealeton.
She was born March 24, 1923, in Marianna, Arkansas, to the late John E. and Evelyn A. Stevenson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Bartenstein. They were married in October 1946 and spent many years as partners in his business of engineering and land surveying. Mrs. Bartenstein was known far and wide for her culinary skills, specializing in rolls and cucumber sandwiches. She took pride in her family and her community.
Mrs. Bartenstein was a devoted, longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton. She served as president of St. Hilda’s and was a member of the Altar Guild. She also was a member of Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer at the Thrift Shop for many years.
Survivors include four children and their spouses, Robert M. Bartenstein Jr. and wife Virginia, Susan B. Necci and husband James, John S. “Steve” Bartenstein and wife Lizabeth, and Curtis H. Bartenstein and wife Violet; 10 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Lytisha Mann Jenkins for her devoted care and love.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, February 23, at St. James Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Warrenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church.