Irene Hartle

Friday, January 18, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Irene G. Hartle, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at her home in Jackson.

Born June 26, 1918, in Oak Ridge, Mo., she was the daughter of David A. and Josephine Godwin Hahs.

On April 25, 1934, in Jackson, she was married to George E. Hartle.

From 1964 to 2000 the Hartles lived in Cape Girardeau. They lived in Jackson for the past two years.

In 1964, Mrs. Hartle became a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and served as the staff nursery director there from 1972-1999.

Loving survivors include her husband, George, of Jackson; four sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Beverly Hartle of Richland, N.C., Joe and Margie Hartle of Sebring, Fla., Roy and Selena Hartle of Scott City, Mo., and Wade Hartle of Jackson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Willie Abernathy of Perryville, Mo., Joy and Bill Friedrich of Jackson; two brothers, Hubert Hahs of House Springs, Mo., and Wilson Hahs of San Bernardino, Calif.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Denita Hartle of Jackson, Robin Reed of Blue Springs, Mo., Sheri Courtney and husband, Bernard, of Jacksonville, N.C., Dean Hartle of Jackson, Dana Taveniere and husband, David, of Sebring, Jeremy Hartle of Sebring, Roy Hartle Jr., and Greg Hartle of Scott City, Connie Starr and husband, Rob, of Incline Village, Nev., Chris and Kristy Friedrich of Jackson, Shea Friedrich of St. Louis; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, one sister and two grandchildren, Susan Ann Abernathy and John David Hartle, II.

Mrs. Hartle desired to aid medical science by donating her body.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m., Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, with a memorial service planned for 3 p.m., with the Rev. Rocky Tallent officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Southeast Hospice.