Krista Jean Thomas-Bartlett

Krista J. Thomas-Bartlett, 59, of McLouth, KS passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 


Krista was born March 3, 1959 to the late Albert “Gus” and Marlynne Chown in Shawnee, KS.  Krista graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy in 1977 and later earned a master’s of science degree in business from the University of Kansas in 1988.  Krista worked in corporate accounting for BNSF and Yellow Freight before retiring in 2004.  Krista was a beloved Mother and Grandmother. She always put her family before herself. Krista had a passion for horses.  She enjoyed showing her prized quarter horse, Allie, who earned many blue ribbons and high point achievements on the Kansas State Horse Show Circuit. Krista loved being outdoors. She spent lots of time with her family in Colorado. She loved swimming in her pond and ice skating on it in the winter. She was also an accomplished pianist. She loved Christmas time and always prayed for snow. 


Krista is preceded in death by her brother, Mark Chown.  She is survived by her husband, Michael Bartlett; a daughter, Jennifer Thomas and husband Michael Leonard; two grandsons, Michael J. Leonard and Jaden Leonard. 

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 18 at the Amos Family Funeral Home where a rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19 at the funeral home.  Krista will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Shawnee.   Casual attire will be welcomed.

Memorial Contributions

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200; Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; Mustang Heritage Foundation; P.O. Box 979; Georgetown, TX 78627; Heartland Therapeutic Riding Center; P.O. Box 391; Stilwell, KS 66085-0391. 

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5 Comments on “Krista Jean Thomas-Bartlett”

  1. Bo & Paula Rollins Says:

    Words cannot express our feelings for your loss of Krista who was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies we have meet and been privileged to know. Heaven gained a fantastic horsewoman, friend and loving soul. Praying for you all.
    With Deepest Sympathy

  2. Marty Bloomquist Says:

    Our equine community lost a great friend. She will be missed.

  3. Brad Warren Says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Krista will be forever missed by all who loved and respected her for who she was.

  4. Judy Eibes-Smyth & Mark Spardlin Says:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Krista had a wonderful smile. She was always was so fun to be around and made this world a brighter place.

  5. Melissa McDermott (Baldwin) Says:

    Many prayers for all family and friends.
    Big Hugs to Mike Bartlett(GPA)
    My heart goes out to you.

    Lots of Love,
    Melissa and Alyssa.

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