Grace G. Hartman, 86, of Liberty Twp., passed peacefully in Orchard Manor on Thursday, April 1, 2021 following an extended illness.
Born in Youngstown, OH on Aug. 26, 1934 to Lester and Grace (Martin) Good, Grace married Charles R. Hartman on Dec. 23, 1955.
Grace was a graduate of Mount Union College and she received a Masters of Science in Teaching at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. She did graduate work at a number of universities. She retired from Grove City College where she taught Biology from 1967 to 2002. Previously she taught high school in Ohio for 5 years.
Grace was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church. She participated in many church activities including the Western PA Annual Conference sessions, where she served for many years on the health team.
In the late 1970’s and early 80’s due to layoffs in the local area and area residents struggling with hunger, Grace started the local Food Pantry in the Grove City area. The food pantry later became the Grace Community Food Pantry, named in her honor, and is still active today as the Grove City Community Food Pantry.
She was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Chapter #64, Youngstown, OH. Also, she was a member of the Lamp Lighters Group within the community and at Grove City College working with visually handicapped individuals.
Grace was the oldest living recipient of the Florence E. Mackenzie Award.
Survivors include her husband, Charles “Chuck” at home, three children, Crystal Hartman, Mississauga, Ontario, Dorothy Phipps and husband Robert, Fairport, NY, and Carl Hartman, Greenfield, WI, and three grandchildren, Robyn Phipps, James “Jim” Phipps, and Jonathan “Buddy” Phipps. Her parents, a sister, Hazel Hafner and an infant brother preceded Grace in death.
A memorial service will be announced and held in Grace United Methodist Church at a later date. Online condolences at cunninghamfhgc.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Grove City Community Food Pantry, 114 S. Center St., or Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., both Grove City, PA 16127.