Elmer William ‘Bill’ Barttrum died May 23, 2009.

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

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009 in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Walker, Mo. Visitation will be 6 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel.