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Jack E. Hartman was born August 24, 1922 to Clarence and Bertha Moreland Hartman in Union county, Iowa. After attending rural schools for two years in Union county, the family moved to Adair county where he attended Orient school. In his senior year, his family moved near Greenfield where he graduated in 1940. In 1942 he married Beulah Parkis. To this union two children were born, Richard and Linda.

Jack farmed in Adair county and in February of 1945 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge he farmed in Adair county until 1959 when he moved to Mount Ayr, Iowa where he operated the Phillips 66 station. Later he sold bread for Hy-Vee where he delivered to stores in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. In 1979 he sold his bread route and accepted a job with the Mount Ayr Police Department from which he retired in 1987.

Jack was a member of the American Legion Post #172 and the Mount Ayr Fire Department. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, going to ball games, playing cards and dancing. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Nancy.

Jack passed away February 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Richard and a brother, Jim.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Beulah Hartman, daughter, Linda Hartman and daughter-in-law, Nancy Hartman, all of Mount Ayr, Iowa; grandsons, Tom and Brad Hartman; great-grandchildren, Cambri, Karlie and Kellen, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established to the Mount Ayr Public Library.

Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, with Rev. Terry Roberts officiating.

Casket bearers were Brad Hartman, Tom Hartman, Wayne Petersen, Lyle Minnick, Rich Brundage and Raymond Hensley.

Musicians included Jane Thomas and Collus Lawhead.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

Military rites were by U.S. Navy Honor Guard and Ringgold Post #172.


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