OBITUARY

Eldora Hartzler

November 19, 1926April 30, 2021
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Eldora Dolena Zook Hartzler, 1926-2021, went home to be with her Lord on April 30, 2021, at the age of 94. Born in Alberta, Canada, she and her family moved to Kansas when she was 9 years old. Eldora worked as a registered nurse in Kansas City, Kansas, and also in Oregon. At the age of 31 she married Marion Hartzler, a widower with 2 young children, Sanford and Sandra. To this marriage were added 2 girls, Barbara and Debbie.

Eldora stopped her nursing career to raise her family. She re-entered the nursing field in 1975. It was her joy to become a hospital volunteer in her 90’s.

As a 7 year old girl, Eldora realized that she was a sinner, repented of her sins, and trusted Christ as her Savior at a revival service, along with 2 other siblings, Luke and Elvera. She was raised in the Mennonite church, became a member of Shawnee Bible Church in 1969, and changed her membership to Calvary Baptist Bible Church after her move to Osceola, Iowa, in 2014. She has been faithful to attend all church services until her final year when she was limited at times due to her health. Even when unable to attend church, Eldora spent that time listening to her pastor on her computer. She was a very faithful prayer warrior, praying much for her church and family. One of her greatest prayer concerns was that her descendants would know God and walk with Him.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Roy A. and Selina Miller Zook, 9 siblings, her husband of nearly 49 years Marion W. Hartzler, one son-in-law Jerry Kazorm, and great-granddaughter Galina Sargent. Left to honor her name and follow in her footsteps are her children: Sanford (Mary Taylor) Hartzler of Merriam, Kansas; Sandra Kazorm of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Barbara (Paul) Stalcup of Osceola, Iowa; and Debbie (Robert) Schneeberger of Oswego, Kansas. She leaves also 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. A verse she cherished was 3 John 4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

Eldora also leaves a host of friends with whom she shared the gospel, by her life and by her words. “I have had a wonderful life. I have had a lot of joy and peace. This is the result of having Christ in the journey of my life. I accepted Christ in my childhood, and He has been with me in each step of my journey. There have been times of struggles, when I decided to do things my way, but when I got my focus back on Christ, He helped me to see His way is best … The Lord has been my anchor. He has never failed me!” ~ Eldora

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alec Mackay
  • Alex Sargent
  • Brandon Schneeberger
  • Cody Smith
  • Jake Douglas
  • Michael Hartzler

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

Memories

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Anita & Gene Barrett

May 7, 2021

Dear family of Eldora

We send our love and prayers to you all as you grieve Eldora’s passing. She and Marion took this young couple under their wings and into their lives. They mentored us in the faith. They showed us how to be faithful servants of the Lord just by living it before us. We have so many memories of time spent with them over the years.
One special one I recall is how they held hands and sang the blessing before their
meals. We treasure all of our memories and will keep them in our hearts.
We will miss Eldora as we did Marion before her. But we look forward to the
day when we will meet again and maybe
while singing to the Lord.
God bless you and be with you all🥰

Debbie Schnneberger

May 6, 2021

We miss you so much Mom but we know you are having a wonderful time up in heaven! You left such a great example for us to follow as you had such a love for the Lord and everyone you came in contact with. Although our visits were limited due to distance between us, your daily phone calls meant so much to me! I miss those times we talked on the phone. As I said, we miss you so much! We love you Mom!!

Debbie Schneeberger

Mary Kay Halstead

May 6, 2021

This precious woman was such an inspiration in my life. Her love for Jesus and consistent walk in his service were an example to me to strive to follow. Chatting with her and having tea in her “rose” tea cups at her little apartment home were very special times and always ended with praying together. Never did I ever question her love for me and for our Heavenly Father. She walked worthy of her calling with all humility and gentleness and patience.

Barbara Stalcup

May 4, 2021

We already miss her, but knowing the joy that she has in the presence of Jesus, we would never call her back! Mother left a very evident testimony of her faith. She shared it by her life, and she shared it verbally. She loved the hymns, she loved the Scriptures, even memorizing Psalm 71 within the past year. And she loved people. Everybody. She was an example to me in her life, and as I go forward from here, her example will continue to be an influence in my life until God calls me home. "But until then, my heart will go on singing. Until then with joy I'll carry on!"

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Doing dishes gave her such joy!

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