Gladys M. Hartzell, 87,
of 60 Franklin Avenue Bloomsburg PA passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009
at her residence. She was born December 19, 1921 in Mayberry Township,
Montour County, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Celia A.
Gladys was a homemaker.
She was a member of the former Pillar of Fire Church in Danville PA for over
52 years. She attended Bloomsburg Baptist Church in Bloomsburg PA. She
enjoyed doing word search puzzles and putting puzzles together. Another one
of her favorite past times was bird watching.
She was married to the
late William W. “Mike” Hartzell, Sr. who preceded her in death March 8,
She is survived by two
sons; William W. “Bill” Hartzell, Jr. and his wife Ada of Las Vegas, Nevada
and Dean A. Hartzell and his wife Hope Noel of Hazleton PA and two
daughters; Karen M. Hartzell with whom she resided and Marlene G. Shimko and
her husband John of Berwick PA. Also surviving are four grandchildren;
Joanne Benedetto, Jennifer Barber, Jason Hartzell and Rebecca Shimko. She
is also survived by four great-grandchildren; Lisette, Nicholas, Gabriella
and Alexis. She was preceded in death by two brothers; Raymond L. Swank and
Reverend Wilbur A. Swank and two sisters; Viola Wray and Reverend Mary M.
Wampfler. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. She is also
survived by her brother-in-law, Elmer L. Hartzell and her sister-in-law,
Sylvia P. Hartzell; both of Bloomsburg PA.
Relatives and friends are
invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, December 14, 2009 at
2:00 PM from Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA
with Pastor Craig Laidacker officiating. Burial will follow in Elan
Memorial Park Bloomsburg PA. Friends will be received from 12:30 PM until
the time of service.