Mildred Irene Hartman, 91, of Staunton died Sept. 10


Mildred Irene (Rodeffer) Hartman, 91, widow of Jesse William Hartman Jr., formerly of New Hope, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Brookdale of Staunton.

Mrs. Hartman was born on Jan. 17, 1931, in Rockingham County, a daughter the late James Otis and Bertie (Young) Rodeffer.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hartman was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gary Lewis; two brothers, Rudolph “Doc” Rodeffer and James Rodeffer; six sisters, Martha Wine, Ottye Rife, Madalyn Richcreek, Wilda Rexrode, Lena Margaret Miller and Shirley Cupp.

Mrs. Hartman was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice H. Bell and her husband Michael and Cathy Ann Lewis, both of Lexington; three grandchildren, Kevin Bell and his partner Ross Anderson, Lindsay Pleasant and her husband Chad, and Laura Crowder and her husband Zachary; three great-grandchildren, William and Asher Crowder and Lily Belle Pleasant and a special friend, Katherine Garber.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Coffman Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Michael Reaves.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Burial will be private.

It is suggested that those desiring make memorial donations to Augusta Health Foundation Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939 or the American Heart Association, 3140 Chaparral Drive, Bldg. C Suite 106, Roanoke, VA 24018.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of her arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at




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