Ruth I. Hartman

  • Born: June 13, 1918
  • Died: April 4, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ruth Irene (Johnson) Hartman, 97, of Iowa City, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence.

Mrs. Hartman was born in Washington, IA, on June 13, 1918, to John and Matilda (Nelson) Johnson. She graduated from the Washington High School and taught in Washington County Rural Schools.

She married Edwin M. Hartman on April 6, 1942. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1993. For many years they lived in Arizona where she was a homemaker, hospital volunteer, and a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ. She moved to Oaknoll Retirement Home in Iowa City in 2001.
Survivors include two nieces, Marjorie Soethout of Omaha, NE and Marilyn Marclay of West Des Moines, IA; three nephews, Charles Brinning of Richland, IA, Donald Brinning of Brighton, IA, and Donald Johnson of Winfield, IA, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Grace Ferns, Mabel Johnson, and Florence Brinning, three brothers, Frank, Oscar and Walter (Pat) Johnson, two nieces, Rita Brinning and Virginia Derwin and two nephews, John Lee and Richard Johnson.

Private graveside services will be held at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, IA, at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to her family at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services of Iowa City is caring for Ruth's family and her services.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was a CNA at Oaknoll. Ruth was wonderful i only knew her for 2day but i held her hand until thw pain was over i sat at her bed side from 5:00am till 7:35am i never let it go and she didnt let go of mines either. I could feel that she was an amazing person and had an amazimg life, i truly miss her and i think of her often. Rest dear woman you are with the lord now.

Posted by Daisha Bolen - Iowa city, IA   May 18, 2016