Perry F. Hartnett, 91


Perry F. Hartnett, 91, of Staunton, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at his residence.

Private graveside services will be held Prairietown Cemetery with the Rev. Brandon Larson officiating. Williamson Funeral Home of Staunton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Hartnett was born on June 12, 1931, in Omphghent Township, Madison County, a son of the late William and  Gertrude (Klein) Hartnett. He married Geraldine R. Row on June 25, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1977. He then married Marilyn (Behme) Pope on May 21, 1983, and she survives.

Mr. Hartnett attended Butler Country School and was a graduate of Worden High School. He worked as a laborer with Spectrulite Consortium, Inc. in Madison for many years. He was of the Lutheran faith.

Mr. Hartnett is survived by his wife, Marilyn Hartnett of Staunton; daughter, Kathleen Mielke (husband Rick Schott) of Staunton; grandchildren,Traci (Lance) Isbell of Worden, Adam (Jennifer) Mielke of Mt. Olive, Michael Hartnett of Florida, Brennan (Caity) Hartnett of Mt. Olive and Regan (Hannah) Hartnett of Litchfield; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Isbell of Worden, Alexis and Emily Mielke of Mt. Olive and Damien Hartnett of Mt. Olive; step-daughter, Pam Pope of Arnold, MO; sisters-in-law, Beverly Bedrosian of St. Louis, MO, and Ruth (the Rev. Jim) Kirk of Festus, MO.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Gene Hartnett and Allan Hartnett; one brother, Raymond Hartnett; and step-son, Ron Pope.

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