Mary Helen Hartman

Mary Helen Hartman of Sunman was born on October 18, 1942 in Ripley County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Helen Federle Fritsch.  She married Gerald “Jerry” R. Hartman on August 5, 1961 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church and he survives.  Mary was a homemaker but also worked at IGA and McPhersons for a number of years.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Church and was an avid I. U. basketball and Cincinnati Reds fan.  Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren, enjoyed making rosaries for numerous missions, sewing for her family and doing word searches.  On Monday, August 29, 2016, at the age of 73, Mary passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.


Those surviving who will cherish Mary’s memory include her husband of 55 years, Jerry Hartman; children, Kim (Gary) Ertel of Sunman, Sis (Scott) Corbin of Sunman, Dave (Lisa) Hartman of Osgood, and Lisa (Chris) Guerra of Versailles; 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lance Hartman, and brothers, James and Jack Fritsch.


Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Rosary service will be held at 3:15.  Fr. Jerry Byrd will officiate the Mass of Christian burial at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Memorial donations may be directed to St. Nicholas School or to the family to help assist with funeral expenses.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Mary Hartman.