Elmer William “Bill” Barttrum, 78, of Independence, Mo. passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Elmer William “Bill” Barttrum, 78, of Independence, Mo. passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009 in Berea Cemetery in Walker, Mo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel.