Funeral services for Amanda Elizabeth Marshall Hartzmann, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with Reverend Van Williams, West Plains, Missouri officiating.
Mrs. Hartzmann died at 6:55 a.m., Monday, March 19, 2012, at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born May 15, 1925, at Rover, Missouri, to James “Razzie” Jolliff and Audra Ann Miller Jolliff. On May 12, 1943, she was married to Merle E. Marshall, who preceded her in death after thirty-two wonderful years together. On October 3, 1981, she was married to Harold Hartzmann, who preceded her in death December 3, 1991. Mrs. Hartzmann was a homemaker and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her life. She loved to keep a clean home and have meals ready for her family, as young children and as they grew up, jumping up to see that everyone was taken care of at every little whim. The family all got to visit around the table. She loved working in her flowers and yard. Mrs. Hartzmann loved the Lord so very much and knew he was always beside her. She attended Victory Family Worship Center before she became a resident at West Vue Nursing Center. While at West Vue, she was always thankful for the caregivers and felt they treated her as family. She made a lot of friends and played games until Alzheimer’s took over her mind completely, as it is a terrible disease, but the Lord and her are having a wonderful time now. She is healed and doing well.
She is survived by her three children, Brenda Ealy, husband, Gene, West Plains, Missouri, Linda Russell-Strosnider, husband, Brad, Mountain View, Missouri, Randy Marshall, Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Rose Ann Marshall, Tulsa, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Scott Ealy, wife, Val, Branson, Missouri, Terry Ealy, West Plains, Missouri, Jason Russell, wife, Leigh Ann, West Plains, Missouri, Melissa Johnson, husband, Dave, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Blake Marshall, Tyler, Texas; step-grandson, Roger Strosnider, wife, Laurie, Mountain View, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, JaLeigh Russell and Davis Marshall Johnson; four step-grandchildren, Adam Spencer, Brook Spencer, Misty Chitwood, husband, Todd, and Baliey Strosnider; one step great-great-grandson, Chase Matthew Chitwood; three sisters, Lottie Reynolds, Springfield, Missouri, Loyda Stapleton, South Fork, Missouri, Vera Fite, husband, Bob, West Plains, Missouri; three sisters-in-law, Rose Helm, husband, Jack, West Plains, Missouri, Othela Mascal, Kansas City, Missouri and Nan Jolliff, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, two husbands, one son, Gary Marshall, one son-in-law Jim Russell, one brother, Ralph Jolliff, three sisters, Ruth Huddleston, Rachel Harring and Irene Mills, three brothers-in-law, Jeff Huddleston, J. W. Stapleton, Lonzo Harring and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from her first marriage, precede her in death.
The family will receive their friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Gideon Bible Society or American Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.