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Marian L. (Sterner) Hartman


Marian Hartman passed away on December 24, 2020 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.  She was living independently at Ephrata Manor for over the last 11 years. Marian was the wife of the late Charles Clayton Hartman. Born in Shillington, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Katie Sterner.  She started her career at Bell Telephone at age 40 and retired after 22 years.

Marian led a life of service and volunteering.  She was an active member of the United Church of Christ (formerly the Evangelical and Reformed) Church in Shillington teaching Sunday school and with her late husband serving as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over 15 years. Her volunteer role continued at Ephrata Manor serving as President of the apartment Resident Council for 4 years and then as “Social Director”.  She was a member of the choir and played the bells with the bell choir. She was recognized in 2019 by The Heartbeat, a newsletter of United Church of Christ Homes for her focus on volunteering.

Surviving is her son Rickey L. Hartman and wife Jocelyn of Holly Springs, NC; grandchildren, Joel M. Hartman and Erin Melissa Edwards, and four great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister Doreen Young, and sister-in-law Edna Hartman and brother-in-law Wilbert Gaul.

She was predeceased by siblings, Ralph Sterner, Mae Essick, Anna Hoffert, Helen Huntzinger, and Verna Gaul.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the United Church of Christ Homes, Benevolent Fund, 30 N. 31st St., Camp Hill, PA, 17011.

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