Barth Allan Lillie

  • Wednesday October 6, 2010
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April 17, 1949 �" September 27, 2010

Barth Allan Lillie, 61, a 32-year resident of San Francisco, formerly of Alburnett, died Monday, September 27, 2010. Funeral service was held October 4, 2010, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion, Iowa and was buried at Lafayette Cemetery, Alburnett, Iowa.

Survivors include his life partner of 18 years, Steve Parnell of San Francisco; mother, Dorothea Lillie of Marion; brother, Arthur Lillie of Crete, Illinois; niece and nephew, Daniel Lillie of Princeton, New Jersey, and Tonya (Mark Cisek) Lillie of Chicago and their children, Alex and James; many close friends, including Marcia Goodman and Kathleen McNamara. Bart was preceded in death by his father, Paull Lillie; and his beautiful and loving dog, Duchess.

Bart was born April 17, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Paull A. and Dorothea M. (Serveson) Lillie. He graduated from Kirkwood with an AA degree in Floriculture. Bart worked as florist for over 25 years in several major U.S. cities, including Cedar Rapids, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco. He and Steve traveled often to places such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and made several cross-country trips. Bart enjoyed community theater and music, especially Broadway musicals. He loved gardening and his patio was his pride and joy. Dining out was a favorite pleasure, where he and Steve met many friends.

A memorial fund has been established in Bart's memory. Please sign our online guestbook for Bart at under obituaries.