Velma Nadine Brunk Hartzler, 94 died on Nov. 21, 2014, at Showalter Villa, Hesston Kansas.
She was born Dec. 19, 1919, in McPherson County Kansas to Jesse Robert and Sue (Yoder) Brunk and married Clifford Hartzler on March 24, 1940, at her home near Windom.
They raised their family at Carstairs, Alberta Canada, later moving to Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Hydro Okla. Velma moved to Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Jan., 2007.
Survivors include: two sons, Curtis Hartzler (wife Ellen) of Calgary, Alberta and Galen Hartzler, Saskatchewan Canada; two daughters, Jerilyn Ediger (husband Bill) of Hesston and Edith N Entz (husband Roger) of Hydro, Okla., 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; Sister-in-laws Mary Jane Brunk, Hutchinson, Ida Slagell, Hydro Okla., Leona Watson, Creston BC, Canada.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Hartzler; brothers Willard Brunk and Ivan Brunk; sister Freda Brunk Miller; grandson Stacy Hartzler; step dad Abner Miller; two step brothers Claude Miller and C.Jay Miller; five step-sisters Ruth Eash, Alta Burkholder, Ethel Miller, Odena Hostetler and Mary Hochstedler.
A service was held at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Hydro Okla., on Wednesday, Nov. 26 with pastors Darwin Hartman and Jeff Selzer officiating.
Burial followed in Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in memory of Velma to Hydro First Responders, Hydro, Okla., in care of Glidden Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson Kansas, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson, Kansas 67460.