OBITUARY

Irene Hartman

September 16, 1923February 26, 2019
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Irene Hartman, 95 of Liberty, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Whitewater Commons Senior Living in Liberty.

Irene was born September 16, 1923 in Union County to Ross C. and Myrtle Sanford Witter. After graduating from Short High School in 1941, she married Howard M. “Pete” Hartman on June 24, 1942 at her parent’s family farm. Irene was a member of the College Corner Presbyterian Church, United Presbyterian Women and volunteered faithfully from 1998 to 2018 at McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford, Ohio. For 33 years, Irene was the dispatcher for the Union County Sheriff’s Department She had also been employed as an operator at GTE in Liberty. Irene enjoyed making baby quilts and afghans in her leisure time.

Irene is survived by her children and their spouses: Darrell Hartman and Becky, Terry Hartman and Peg, Cheryl Hartman, all of Liberty; Marcia Rosenberger and Greg of Bath, Melvin Hartman and Cheryl of Fountaintown, Steve Hartman of Liberty, Lori Oakley of Celina, Ohio; her sister: Carolyn Stearns of West College Corner; her son-in-law: Larry Williams of Ft. Wayne; sister-in-law: Edra Witter of West College Corner; 24 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her Husband of 63 years who died October 10, 2005; her daughters: Evelyn Williams and Phyllis Seibert; her siblings: Martha Bothast, Geneva Curry, Floyd, Mark, Wayne, and Robert Witter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with Pastor John Quigley of the College Corner Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens near Boston. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home. For additional information, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Interment Monday, March 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

Irene Hartman

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Kathy Wiley

March 3, 2019

I was so saddened to learn of Irene’s passing. We volunteered together for a number of years in the MHMH same day surgery unit. I so enjoyed our chats every Wed. morning and will miss her greatly. My deepest sympathy to all of her family.

Karen Witter Kleine

March 3, 2019

My Aunt Irene was a wonderful cook, especially making corn pudding for family gatherings. The pan was always completely empty when they were over. She was a positive thinking person, sharing good memories, with a smile. I will miss our visits together.

Kay Troutwine

March 2, 2019

My deepest sympathy on Irene’s passing. I worked at MHMH and talked with Irene often. What a blessing she was to the many individuals she touched with her smile and kindness. She was a special lady.

Jerrold and Betsy Witter

March 2, 2019

We remember with fondness the Witter reunions when she shared her fantastic chicken and noodles. No one could make them to compare with hers. What a great role model she was for her family. She will be missed. We send sympathy to all her family.
Jerrold and Betsy Witter
Palm Bay Florida

Nancy & Howie Huntington

March 1, 2019

Mrs. Hartman was such a nice woman whom I remember as always smiling. One of my favorite memories of her was when she attended Alumni dinners and class parties before or after. I know my Aunt Ruth enjoyed having her at the last party at her house; I believe that was in 2017. I also remember the Witter truck patch on 44 and seeing so many family members working in the garden on weekends. That was long ago! She had a life well-lived.

Rhonda Brown

February 28, 2019

So sorry to hear this....I had the pleasure of knowing Irene at MHMH for 18 years! She was a dedicated volunteer and so fun to talk to!

Ross Keasling

February 27, 2019

Irene was a dispatcher when I first got on the fire department; like most of our professionals in dispatch, she knew the roads and people and stayed calm when it 'got deep'. Additionally, she was a sweet lady to deal with through our family owned business ! THANK YOU for being a part of my life and this community.

Wanda Hartman

February 27, 2019

Mamoo,
We have been enriched by having you in our lives. Death can not take away what never dies. Fond memories of you goat siting , tator tot casserole and so many more. Now, you may walk beside us every day. Rest In Peace.
Wanda, Trevor & Austin Hartman

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