David Wayne Barttrum, 22, formerly of Independence, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in Anderson, Indiana.

David was born Jan. 25, 1986, to David Worthington Barttrum and Tina Farrell. He attended Bryant Elementary and Fort Osage High School.

David was an up and coming artist and an amateur photographer. He had several exotic animals that he loved and cared for. He was also an avid computer whiz. David loved his Heavenly Father, and studied scripture with his mother and best friend Kevin Israel, also of Anderson.

David is survived by his mother, Tina Farrell, Independence, Mo., and his father, David Barttrum, Anderson, Ind.; one sister and brother in-law, Angela and Cantis Williams and his only niece, Amariah Williams. His paternal grandparents, William and June Barttrum of Independence, and his maternal grandparents, Jack and Marilyn Farrell also of Independence, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. at Jack and Marilyn Farrell’s home.