Rena Middleton Bartley

April 21, 1930 - April 6, 2020

Rena Middleton Bartley, 89, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers, FL, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 in Fort Myers. She was born April 21, 1930 in Fort Myers, FL to Ernest Guy Middleton and Bertha Jackson, now deceased.

Rena was a former member of First Baptist Church in Fort Myers. She attended Gwynne Elementary, Fort Myers Junior High School and Fort Myers Senior High School. She was a cheerleader and a majorette in High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, doing crossword puzzles, reading and playing card bingo.

She is survived by four loving children, Vicki Loarte of Fort Myers, Jan Bartley of Melbourne, FL, Susan Bartley of Fort Myers, and Terri Bartley, also of Fort Myers; five grandchildren, Victoria, Zachary, Justin, James, and Alexandra; three great grandchildren, Gracie, Lacey, and Hattie; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Rena was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James H. Bartley in 2007; a brother, Ernest Lamar β€œBoney” Middleton; as well as her stepfather, John Jackson.

Graveside Services will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Rena Middleton Bartley if so inclined, may be made to your favorite charity.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Sherri Welsh Apr 14, 2020 at 11:51 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss, the death of your mother is a very traumatic experience. I still talk to mine every day. Rena was a beautiful and loving person. Love you all, thoughts and prayers are with you from your northern family.

  2. Brenda Bates Apr 14, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss Vicki! I lost my mom in 2015 and I still miss her everyday! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda and Robert Bates

  3. Carol Tucker Apr 14, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    So hard to loose a parent especially your mom. May the family share good memories and funny stories. When this social distancing is over may we get together. Love to the family.

  4. Dorothy Briseno Apr 14, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. It’s never easy to lose a parent. May you share fond memories of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Robin Chieco Apr 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    You look beautiful! Praying for you, and freedom from pain, love the Chieco family

  6. Sandy Mercurio Apr 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Our sympathy and hope for the many memories you hold in your heart to sustain you and put a smile on your face and ❀️. Sandy and Alan Mercurio

  7. Ginger Harp Apr 14, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Sorry for you and your family. Big hug to you. Love you.

  8. Kelleen Linden Schrickel Apr 14, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss especially in these most difficult times. You girls were good to her and spent so much quality time with her. Hugs and kisses
    The Schrickel family

  9. Wayne Middleton Apr 14, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    So very sorry for the passing of this lady.

  10. Betty Middleton Alston Apr 15, 2020 at 7:52 am

    My condolences to the family of Rena Mae, my cousin who I barely knew but remembered well.

  11. Diana Linden Apr 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Teri, I’m so sorry for your loss πŸ˜₯ I can only imagine how overwhelming 😰 it must be to lose your loved one ❀ during this time when you can’t even get together with family and friends to mourn . May God bless you and give you Peace during this heartbreaking πŸ’” time .Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. πŸ™

  12. Lenora Bricker Apr 17, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    I feel so sad for the family. I know we are all going to miss her. Love to all! Aunt Lenora Bricker

  13. Bill M Apr 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Aunt Rena now lives a new beginning as the old beginning is no more. She is with those who have gone on before her. We’ll see her again one day soon.

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