Cleita L. Hartman, age 93 of Joplin, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Freeman West Hospital.
Born February 21, 1916 in Barnsdall, OK, she was the daughter of the late Bejamin H. and Eliza Frazier Javine. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
On September 1, 1948 she married Robert Hartman in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1983. Three sisters, Maxine Copeland, Zelma Saferite and Ethel Alsup; three brothers, Alfred Calvin Pinney, Benny Joe Javine and Gerald Branstetter; and a granddaughter, Anna-Marie Brown, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Lacreta Gray of Joplin with George Murph, Savila Roslev and husband Finn of Apple Valley, CA; two grandchildren, Gina Hartman, her caregiver of Joplin with Doug Lewis, Jeffrey Roslev and wife Billie of Independence, MO; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral mass was held on a Wednesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. J. Friedel, celebrant. Graveside services were at 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday at Ethel Reese Cemetery in Barnsdall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network or the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements were under the direction of Parker Mortuary.