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Ruth A. Hartman

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 8:17 a.m. CDT

COAL CITY — Mrs. Ruth A. Hartman, 79, of Coal City, Ill., passed away while surrounded by her family Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 4, 1933, to the late Arthur and Fannie Cush, Ruth was employed as a lab tech at Quantum until her retirement. She was a member of The Coal City United Methodist Church, as well as Coal City Lions Club and Prairie State Woman’s Club since 1977, serving as past president, vice president, and treasurer of both.

She is survived by four children, Annette (Raymond) Pellens of Gardner, Ill., Marlin (Adrienne) Hartman of Minooka, Ill., Rex Hartman of Coal City, and Denise Hartman Joyce of Coal City; five grandchildren, Memory Joyce of Coal City, Lauren (Jon) Bivens of Minooka, Samantha Pellens of Gardner, Stephany (Sean) Wojtczak of Morris, Ill., and Taylor Hartman of Minooka; and three great-grandchildren, Eli Bivens, and Raif and Adehlia Rivera.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert L. Hartman; and a brother, Robert Cush.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at The Ferrari Funeral Chapel, 1044 Ferrari Dr., Coal City. The Rev. Lora Zink and Dr. Thomas Logsdon of The Coal City United Methodist Church will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ferrari Funeral Service, corner of Spring Road and Ferrari Drive, in Coal City.

Memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be directed to The Joliet Area Community Hospice (250 Water Stone Circle Joliet, IL 60431)

Friends may sign the online guest book at

Ferrari Funeral Service, Coal City, is in charge of arrangements.

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