We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home
Julia Dawn Bartlett Neal of Canal Fulton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the age of 80 years old and is now in the loving arms of our Lord. The funeral service will be held at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Canal Fulton, Ohio, on Sunday, September 18, at 3:00 pm. There will be a viewing from 1:00-3:00 pm. A separate graveside service will be Monday, September 19, at 11:00 am at Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Julia was born to the late Paul and Nola Bartlett of Shinnston, West Virginia, on June 30, 1942, in Weston, West Virginia. She was proceeded in death by her father Paul P. Bartlett and mother, Nola W. Bartlett, and her brother-in-law, Robert Andrew. She is survived by her husband, Alan Neal, his daughter Heather Morgan and her husband, Paul. Julia’s surviving siblings are Delores Andrew, Anita Wagner, and her husband Max, Donald Bartlett, and his wife, Barb, and their families. Julia’s three children and their families are Johanna Maas and her children Alena Moore and her husband, David, three great-grandchildren, David Liam, Joseph, and Verity Julia; Sasha Word and her husband, Clint; Josh Hesami and his wife, Katherine, and great-grandchild, Gabriella. Her son Jon Maas and his wife, Michele, his children, Megan and her husband, Zack McFee, and Ben Maas. Joel Maas, his children Jonah, Jailei, and Jasmine Maas, in addition to many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family. Julia spent her life in devotion to the Lord. From a young age, she dedicated her life to missionary work, humbly serving “the least of these” with over 30 trips to India and other countries. She then pursued her education and graduated with a Master of Divinity while serving as a senior pastor in the Methodist denomination in Ohio and West Virginia until she retired. She could swim better than most and found great joy being with her family on the water, West Virginia being among her favorite places. Julia had kind words for everyone she met and was known for sending scriptures to friends and family. Julia deeply loved her family and the Lord with all of her heart. She left behind a very large impact and built a beautiful legacy. She will be so terribly missed.
Jon Maas, Joel Maas, David Moore, David Liam Moore, Kaveh Hesami, Tim Ballard, Cody Ballard, Max Wagner and Clint Word