Mary I. Hartman, 92, a former resident of Oelrichs, S.D., and more recently of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Fort Scott Manor.
She was born June 7, 1919, in Ewing, Neb., the daughter of Clarence VanBriggle and Amanda Clarinda Conner VanBriggle.
Mary and her husband, Bud, operated their cattle ranch and wheat farm north of Oelrichs, for many years.
Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandma as well as a faithful follower of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Sandra Owens and husband Ron, Chugiak, Ala., Bonnie Shuttlesworth and husband Bob, Oelrichs, S.D., and Twila Ash and husband Ken, Fort Scott, Kan.; a foster-daughter, Lucy Salway, Maricopa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, Mark Owens and wife, Sherri (Courtney, Garrett); Melisa Gates and husband Shawn (Brandon, Devon, Jason); David Owens and wife, Dana (Dreanna, Danielle, Darci); LaWana Gates and husband, Montee (Kiana, Kailey, Kiya, Kenzie); Robb Shuttlesworth; Robonna Kelley and husband Scott (Mikayla, Cade, Hope, Tessa); Angela Chance and husband Brent (Alec, Nate, Kole); Shane Ash and wife Ashley (Samuel, Addison); and four foster-grandchildren, Larry Dean, Lisa, Rosita and Lauriene. Also surviving is a sister, Una Bell Landes, Bartlesville, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Peter "Bud" Hartman, on Oct. 22, 2010; a granddaughter, Keeta Owens, brother, Lowell VanBriggle and a sister, Everal Fauske.
Rev. Shane Ash will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Chamberlain Funeral Home, Chadron, Neb.
Burial will follow in the Smithwick Cemetery, Smithwick, S.D.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Country Kitchen in Chadron, Neb., for lunch and fellowship at 11:30 a.m. on Friday prior to funeral services.
Local services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.