Clyde James Hartman, 81, of Sweet Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Sweet Springs Villa in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. Rev. Lynn Harvey will officiate. Pianist Julie Lewis will play the congregational hymn "Let There be Peace on Earth," and soloist Cliff Harvey will sing "In the Garden" and "God Bless the USA." Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Pallbearers will be Dennis Hartman, Francis Vaught, Kenney Hollingsworth, James Zumbehl, Truman Kirschner and Kevin McKeage. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
Born Dec. 6, 1922, in Sweet Springs, he was the son of the late Walter Hartman and Lula Belle Jenkins Hartman. On April 20, 1946, he married Elizabeth Friedly, who preceded him in death June 11, 2000. He had lived in Sweet Springs his entire life and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sweet Springs. He retired from Whiteman Air Force Base, where he was a supply supervisor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 279 in Sweet Springs and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5649 in Concordia. He was also a member of Barbee Lodge No. 217 A.F. and A.M. in Sweet Springs.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Neece of Kansas City; one brother, Albert Hartman of Sweet Springs; one grandson, two great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Claude Hartman.