Celebration of Life Service for Pirtle will be at Bethel on Monday

A "Celebration of Life" service for Bethel University Renaissance Gospel quartet member Anna Pirtle will be on Monday, March 22 at 1 p.m. in Dishman Gymnasium of the Bethel University Baker Fieldhouse. Visitation will be from 11 until 1 in the same location.

Pirtle, who was the only female member of Bethel’s award winning gospel quartet group, fell ill during the group’s spring break tour in Texas last week and was admitted to a nearby hospital where she remained until the time of her death on Thursday, March 18.

Pirtle, a former Bethel University Homecoming queen, also acted in Renaissance theatre productions and was an alumna of Lambda Sigma sorority and had volunteered to be the new co-advisor for the new sorority Zeta Nu Theta. She had graduated in December 2009 and was continuing with the gospel quartet for this semester by popular request.