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Marilyn Ruth Hartman Murray

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 8:00 a.m. CDT

Marilyn Ruth Hartman, 76, of Murray died Jan. 5, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., Afton. The Rev. Marty Burgus officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery northeast of Murray. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Marilyn Ruth (McGee) Hartman, daughter of Gertrude Lucille (Reish) and Clair Dean McGee, was born Jan. 1, 1937, in rural Clarke County.

Marilyn attended country school in rural Clarke County, then attended one year at Osceola High School.

In 1952, her family moved to Murray, and she went to Murray High School and graduated in 1955.

On Sept. 7, 1955, Marilyn married Harold Dean Hartman in Mount Ayr. They settled in rural Clarke County, until they moved to Harold’s family farm after his father’s death in 1960.

Marilyn worked as a homemaker and farmwife.

Marilyn was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church as a teenager and 4-H.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Joan (husband Dion) Peters of Cleburne, Texas, and Joyce Hartman and Julie Hartman, both of Murray; sisters, Patty (husband Jim) Shea of Loma Linda, Calif., and JoAnn Washburn of Yakima, Wash.; brothers, Ernest (wife Lucy) McGee of Redlands, Calif., and Dean (wife Judy) McGee of Phoenix, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; a host of family and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2003; sisters in-law, Dorothy Hartman, Florence Hartman, Leona DePaepe and Joan Hartman; and brothers-in-law, Orvie Hartman, Herman Hartman, Charles DePaepe, Delbert Hartman and Charles Washburn.

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