Elizabeth Bartelme, born in the early 1920s in Wisconsin, lived also in Iowa and Minnesota and graduated from the College of St Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota. Already interested in writing and zealous in advocating renewal in the life of the Church, she contributed articles to The Catholic Worker and Commonweal Magazine. After Miss Bartelme, known to her friends as “Betty,” came to New York City, she worked in publishing, first at the Frick Museum and eventually as a respected book editor in the Catholic Book Departments of three publishing houses: Pantheon, Macmillan, and Doubleday. In addition Miss Bartelme was a long-time professor at Hofstra University. Throughout her life she remained close to her two brothers and their wives and families. Elizabeth Bartelme died in 2008 at the age of 87.