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William "Bill" H. Hartman

William H. “Bill” Hartman, 86, of Richmond, passed away Monday, March 19 at Integra Specialty Hospital in Muncie.
    He was born February 19, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio to Carl and Edna Rich Hartman. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1943 was a US Army veteran of World War Two. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951. On November 6, 1953 he married the former Barbara J. Snyder, beginning a 58-year marriage that was blessed with 3 children.
   Mr. Hartman farmed several years and later worked as a plant consultant for Kaiser Agricultural Chemical and Farm Bureau CO-OP.
   He was a realtor with Jenkins Real Estate before retirement and formerly served on the Richmond Board of Realtors. He also was one of the first citizens to serve on the Wayne County Plan Commission. He was a faithful member of Centerville Christian Church and was a former member of Whitewater Christian Church, where he had served as an Elder. He was also active in Gideons International.  
   Mr. Hartman will be missed by his wife, Barbara, of Richmond; daughter & son-in-law, Gayle & Doug Claywell, of Richmond; sons & daughters-in-law, Garry & Ruth Hartman, of Richmond and Garth & Cindy Hartman, of Hagerstown; grandsons, Will Claywell and Ben Claywell; sisters, Pauline Riley and Opal Hornbeck, both of Richmond; and several nieces & nephews.
   Mr. Hartman was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters, Geneva Wehrley, Alice Brumbaugh and Florence Beard.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International, PO Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47374 or Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Ave., Centerville, IN 47330.

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Garry - Words alone cannot express our sympathy on the death of you father.  I hope that you and your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that his just rewards await him.  May God bless you and your family.  Eddie & Sherry Wigginton

Eddie & Sherry Mar 22 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  He was truly a wonderful person and will be missed.

Phil and Susan Bright Mar 22 2012 12:00 AM

Gayle and Doug,  We regret that we will be unable to attend the calling for Bill.  We extend our deepest sympathies, and know you feel God''s peace for your father''s  wonderful life of service.  His legacy is definitely being carried on in your lives and in the lives of Will and Ben.

In deepest sympathy,

Steve and Cathy Becker

Steve and Cathy Becker Mar 22 2012 12:00 AM