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Hartsock Family Obituaries
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Arne H Trelvik

Luvilla M. Hartsock

The funeral of Mrs. Perry Hartsock took place on Tuesday in the M. E. Church.  She was a daughter of Mr. William Hoblit, aged 19 years and was married about one year ago.  She leaves a husband and babe two weeks old, besides a host of friends to mourn her departure.

Source: Waynesville, The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday February 22, 1883 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

also see gravestone at Miami Cemetery

by
Arne H Trelvik
4 January 2009

Mellie Rebecca (Thomas) Hartsock (1866-1906)

Death of Mrs. George Hartsock.

Our community was greatly shocked last Wednesday afternoon when the announcement was made that Mrs. George Hartsock had just died, when it was not generally known that she was sick.
She had been in her usual health until seized with her fatal illness on Monday while at the home of her neighbor Mrs. J.H. Caskey when it was with great difficulty she was removed to her own home, and rapidly sank away until the end came, although everything was done for her relief that medical skill and loving hearts could suggest.
Her death was indeed a sad loss for her family and her removal will cause a dark pall to rest over a large ---ole of friends who loved and admired her.
Her funeral was largely attended Saturday afternoon at the M.E. Church and was feelingly conducted by her pastor and friend, Rev. Philip Trout.
Handsome and appropriate floral emblems were sent by Covenant Rebekah Lodge, and also by other friends as a slight token of their regard for the deceased.
Rev. Philip Trout delivered an appropriate and soothing discourse upon the hope of resurrection, and read the following tribute which he had prepared:
Mrs. Mellie Rebecca Hartsock, the daughter of Frank and Sarah Thomas, was born in Green Co., Ohio, February 20th, 1866, and departed this life at her late home in Waynesville, Ohio, May 16th, 1906, at the age of 40 years, 2 months and 26 days.
She was married to George C. Hartsock on Jan. 8th, 1885, to them were born one son, Ernest E., who with his father is left to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and a loving mother.
In early life she was converted, baptized and received into the Sugar Creek Christian Church, May 24th, 1884, during the pastorate of Rev. C.W. Garoutte, and was a faithful member of that church, until she and her husband transferred their membership to the Waynesville M.E. Church on April 23d, 1905, and was an honored and interested member to the day of her death.
She took quite and interest in the last protracted effort of the church, and rejoiced greatly to see the young people unite with the church, and her own son among the number.
In her Christian life she was modest and timid, yet always joyful, living constantly in the sunshine of a bright hope. It was hers to have the happy faculty of always looking on the bright side of all the little dark experiences of life and thereby brought victory out of defeat.
Aside from religion and her family, her chief interest centered in her home, for which she was always working and planning how she might beautify and adorn the same – yet she herself, with her bright face and cheerful spirit was its own best adornment.
As a neighbor and a friend she was always helpful and true, and from her home and close neighbors she will be missed more than words can tell.
It has been said that “Death loves a shining mark,” and these words are proven true in the unexpected death of our friend.
Today, there is left to mourn their loss, five sisters, one brother, father, husband, son, many kindred ones, and a great host of friends.
It was God who gave us this beautiful and helpful life and it is God who has taken it unto himself. Perhaps one day we will understand better why God re-called his own. We can not bring our lobed one back again but we can go to her. Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Source: unnamed paper located near Waynesville, Ohio, in May, 1906

by
John Hartsock

2 September 2004

Raymond S. Hartsock

WAYNESVILLE - Raymond S. Hartsock, 84, of Hamilton, died yesterday at the Quaker Heights Nursing Home here.
Mr. Hartsock retired in 1959 from the Wente Electric Co. , Hamilton.  After retirement, he worked at the Hamilton YMCA.  His wife, Edith Lucille, died in 1970.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond G. and Eugene P. of Hamilton; a daughter, Mrs. Dena L. Saunders of Hamilton; two brothers, James of Waynesville and Roy of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Source: The Middletown (Ohio) Journal, Saturday November 12, 1977

by
Vivian Combs Moon
7 October 2008


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