Barbara Maxine Hartley, 85, of Henderson, NV, formerly of Springfield, IL, died at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, NV at 9:54 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She was born on June 30, 1926 in Tennison, IN to Samuel Jackson and Ruth Iona Hower Gray. Barb married Joseph Herman Hartley, Sr. on April 3, 1943 and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1997. Also preceding her in death are her parents; an infant son; a sister, Viola Belle Nichols; a brother, John Curtis Gray and a great grandson, Justin Grich.
Surviving are eight daughters, Barbara (Jim) George of Blanchester, OH, Mary (Ed) Gianola of Henderson, NV, Gloria (James) Carney of Las Vegas, Jo (Dick) Thomas of Orlando, FL, Rene (Chuck) Brawner of Springfield, Kathy (Eric) Johnson of Springfield, Dawn (Charlie) VanMeter of Athens and Leslie (Rick) Crain of Catawissa, MO; one son Joe Hartley, Jr. of Catawissa, MO; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one sister Dorothy Ruth McCarthy of Evansville, IN; two brothers Clifford Edward (Betty) Gray of Henderson, KY and Jackson Todd Gray of Evansville, IN and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barbara was a homemaker and a resident of Springfield from 1967 until March of 2011. She enjoyed bingo and doing craft work.
Graveside Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Charlie VanMeter officiating.
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