Annie Hartman


Annie C. (Stargel) Hartman, 81, of Franklin passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Columbia, Kentucky, to Clarence and Laura (Pyles) Stargel. She married Reginald Hartman on Feb. 10, 1979 at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, he survives.

She was a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, Campbell College in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and received her master’s degree in education from Butler University in Indianapolis.

She had been a first-grade teacher for 37 years having taught at Northwood Elementary School in Franklin for 28 years, and in Augsburg, Germany and Ft. Riley Kansas. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Franklin, the Indiana Teachers Association, past president of the Franklin Teachers Association, and Past Matron of the Order of The Eastern Star No. 430 in Franklin.

She enjoyed sewing, doing crossword puzzles, traveling and collecting Mickey Mouse collectables.

Survivors include her loving husband, Reginald D. Hartman of Franklin; children, Debrah Singleton (Chip) of Lexington, Kentucky and David Kimbler (Colleen) of Greer, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Andrew Kimbler, Michael Kimbler, Judson Singleton, and Jacob Singleton; a sister, Imogene Curry (Ben) of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; two brothers, Robert Stargel of Columbia, Kentucky and Barry Stargel of Greensburg, Kentucky, and a special care giver Kimberli Linneman of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Artis Stargel and Hubert Stargel.

Chaplain Brian Curry will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday  an Order of the Eastern Star service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Americare Hospice, 1150 N. Main St., Franklin, IN 46131.

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Information: 317-738-0202