Aileen Hartpence

Funeral services for Aileen Hartpence, 93, Lawrence will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas.  She died June 20, 2011 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence, KS.  She lived in Baldwin, Ottawa and moved to Lawrence in 1989.

Aileen was born January 29, 1918 in Miami Co., KS the daughter of Reuben W. and Fredonia Quellhorst Myers.
She worked as Secretary at Baker University in the Dean’s Office and retired from the Anderson Byrd Richeson Law Firm in Ottawa.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawrence.

Aileen married George W. Hartpence on April 20, 1937 in Topeka, KS.  They celebrated 73 years of marriage.  He preceded her in death on April 13, 2010.

Survivors include a daughter, LaWanda Fritzson of Topeka; a son, Doug and his wife, Robin Hartpence of Lawrence; a daughter-in-law, Tricia Hartpence of Baldwin; a sister, Bernadine Broers, Baldwin; a brother, Gale and his wife, Helen Myers of Kentucky; three sister-in-laws, Ne Eva Myers and Marian Myers both of Arizona, Patsy Myers of Washington;  six grandsons, Matthew Hartpence, Darin and wife, Jamie Fritzson, Eric Fritzson, Tyler Hartpence, Connor Hartpence, Logan Hartpence; two step-granddaughters, Mallory and husband, Trey Tapley and Reagan Burton and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Roger; a granddaughter, Sara Hartpence; three brothers, Royce, Lauren and Wendell.

The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. Danny Vantuyl on June 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry for your family’s loss. She was a sweet lady.

  2. Suzie Craig on June 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    My sincere sympathy in the loss of you Mom. Aileen was a sweet woman. We sat in the same pew at FCC for several years and she was always so kind and so helpful to George. I miss them both.
    Suzie Craig

  3. Linda Carr Pickerel on June 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I remember Aileen as a wonderful neighbor & I remember she liked to garden and would share some of what she had grown with others in the neighborhood.
    I also knew her and George, and some of their other family members, from church when I attended First Christian.
    May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends at this time.

  4. Donna Welton on June 24, 2011 at 8:34 am

    When Aileen worked for the attorney’s office it was in the bank building where I worked at the same time. She was always so friendy and we enjoyed visiting about our families. I would see George when he would come to the bank to get coins to serach for his collection.
    Sorry,we were out of town when Bob left his phone message but our daughter let us know and also called my family, Aunt Doris and Aunt Betty.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy.

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