Lura Hartman, 94, daughter of Randal and Barbara White Roberts, was born Oct. 16, 1906, near Piedmont. She died Feb. 3, 2001, at Houston House after a brief stay. She grew up on a farm and attended rural schools in Wayne County. She married Charles M. Hartman March 1925. In 1932 the family moved to Texas County to the Ozark community five miles east of Houston. Mrs. Hartman was a farmer’s wife, cooking, baking, making garden, raising chickens, milking the cows and helping supplement the family’s needs. She was a charter member of the Ozark Extension Club, where she learned to make mattresses, sew with a treadle machine and preserve foods with a pressure cooker canner. She loved to pick wild berries and would can garden vegetables all summer and can home-butchered pork sausage and beef. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years; one son, Glenn; her parents; five brothers, six sisters; and one granddaughter. Surviving are two sons, Charles Jr. of Houston and James C. of Syracuse, N.Y.; one sister, Bernice Mann of Mill Springs; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were Feb. 7 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kendall Ford and the Rev. Ben Gard officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery.”

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