Irene Hartle

Saturday, January 19, 2002

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

She was born June 26, 1918 at Oak Ridge, Mo., daughter of David A. and Josephine Godwin Hahs. She and George E. Hartle were married April 25, 1934, at Jackson.

Hartle lived in Cape Girardeau for many years before moving to Jackson two years ago. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and was staff nursery director for more than 20 years.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, John Hartle of Richland, N.C., Joe Hartle of Sebring, Fla., Roy Hartle of Scott City, Mo., and Wade Hartle of Jackson; two daughters, Barbara Abernathy of Perryville and Joy Friedrich of Jackson; two brothers, Hubert Hahs of House Springs, Mo., and Wilson Hahs of San Bernardino, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, six brothers and one sister.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Rocky Tallent officiating.

Hartle has asked that her body be donated to medical science.