Oct. 7, 1918-April 13, 2004
NORTH PLATTE -- Madeline May Hartman died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the Linden Court Care Center in North Platte at the age of 85.
She was born October 7, 1918, in Logan County, the daughter of the late Clarence S. and Maggie May (Whipple) Chesley. Madeline grew up on a family homestead southwest of Dunning, where she graduated from rural school.
On May 19, 1935, Madeline married L. Paul Hartman who was a teacher. From 1940-1943 she ran the Fairmont Ice Cream Shop at Arnold and from 1943 to 1947. She also worked for Hazel Holub at the Arnold Variety Store. In 1947, Madeline and Paul became part owners in the Arnold Appliance Store and in 1955 they started their family business of Hartman TV. They retired from the business in 1975. She continued to work for 21 years at the Model Cafe in Arnold. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul on Dec. 26, 1982; two sons, Kenneth Hartman who died Nov. 12, 2002; David L. Hartman; daughter, Fidelis P. Hartman; and four brothers, Everett, Albert, Bill and Darrell Chesley and one sister, Vera Johnson. She was a member for over fifty years of the United Methodist Church, a fifty year member of the Order of Eastern Star where she was Worthy Matron in 1953 and held the office of Warden for 11 years.
Madeline is survived by two granddaughters, Barbara Berkevich and husband, Dan, with their daughters, Jessica and Jenna of Bernette, Wis., and Sue Cefalo and husband, Mike with daughter, Jordan and son, Taylor Richlands, N.C. Three step-grandchildren, Wendi Elder of McCook, Mindi Dixon of Wauneta and Nate Nordhausen of Wauneta; eight step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ira Chesley and wife, Lorraine of North Platte; nieces, nephews and friends.
Services are Friday, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Revs. Doug Smith and Gene Purcell officiating. Inurnment will be in Arnold Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name and left at the memorial service.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.