Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman

March 23, 1923 - Dec. 2, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman, age 93, of McCook, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook.

Elaine was born March 23, 1923, to parents, Louie E and Gladys Mae (Bailey) Sonday. She was one of six children growing up in Brewster, Kan. The family later moved to Lebanon, Neb., where Elaine graduated from Lebanon High School with the Class of 1940.

On April 12, 1941, Elaine married Donald Evertt DeMoss in Oberlin, Kan. The couple was blessed with five children.

On June 28, 1973, Elaine married Leo George Hartman in McCook. Together, Leo and Elaine owned and operated the Danbury-Lebanon Telephone Exchange as well as the Haigler Telephone Exchange before retiring in 2002.

Throughout her life, Elaine enjoyed bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. Leo always grew a large garden and Elaine enjoyed canning all of the produce. Elaine and Leo were married for 38 years before Leo's passing in 2011.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Gladys Sonday; husband, Donald DeMoss in 1971 and husband, Leo Hartman in 2011; daughter, Deanna DeMoss; son, Darold DeMoss; stepson, Duane Hartman; son-in law, Jack Daily; two grandsons, Bobby Bruening and Donald DeMoss; two sisters; and four brothers.

She is survived by her three daughters, Joanna (Ed) Heronema of Hays, Kan., Debra Daily of Lincoln, Neb., and Brenda (Arleigh) Kincaid of McCook; step-daughters Karen (Clyde) Hunter of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Rhonda (Johnny) Marley of Temple, Texas; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation is today until 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services are Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with Pastor Jeff Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon.

Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.

Friends may send condolences online at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.