ELLINWOOD — Ella Jane (Koch) Hartig, 78, passed away at Ellinwood District Hospital on Aug. 11, 2015.
Born on Oct. 18, 1936, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Elmer G. and Natalie (Rube) Koch. A lifetime resident of Ellinwood she was a 1954 graduate of Ellinwood High School. She later married Herman Dale Hartig on Jan. 11, 1957, at the First Baptist Church. He died on Oct. 15, 2013. She worked as a church secretary and delivered mail.
Mrs. Hartig was a member of the Immanual United Church of Christ in Ellinwood, the UCC Woman’s Fellowship organization, the Heritage Club, and Food Bank Volunteer.
Survivors include daughters, Sheryl (Craig) Neeland, Great Bend; and Carol (Eugene) Byrd, Birmingham, Ala; son, JR Hartig (Bernie), Great Bend; a sister, Arline Ankerholz, Great Bend; six grandchildren, Andee Hartig, Alex Hartig, Sarah Neeland, Adam Neeland, Devan Byrd, and Sydney Byrd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Joan McCarty and Kathryn Koch.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immanual United Church of Christ in Ellinwood with the Rev. Jennifer Fair officiating. Burial will follow at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery in Ellinwood. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood.
Memorials are suggested to the Heritage Club or Ellinwood District Hospital in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, KS, 67526
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 13, 2015