Dorothy Mae Hartzel, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:52 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.
She was born June 25, 1923 in Karnak, Illinois, a daughter of the late James Lowell and Gladys (Pendergras) Barred.
She married Robert Lee Hartzel on May 21, 1955 in Granite City and he passed away on January 26, 1990.
She was a beautician throughout most of her life and owned and operated The Beauty Spot in Granite City for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1974.
She enjoyed her days of gardening, playing board games, reading, working puzzles and always learning something new. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie L. and Joyce Champion of Branson, Missouri; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda L. and Carl Joe Compton and Tammy M. and Tim Stambaugh of Fenton, Missouri; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Ronnie and Kimberly Champion, Susan and David Ott, Robert and Carey Compton, Joseph and Karena Compton, Sarah and Aaron Zalewski-Brown, Hannah and Colton Layman, Stephanie and Cody Askew, Zebedee and Maggie Stambaugh and Elizabeth Stambaugh; ten great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Verlon Whittenburg of Granite City; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a former husband, Lemuel Leon Champion and two brothers, James and Glenn Barred.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Rich Smallie officiating. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Center and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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