Joseph R. Hartley
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Joseph "Joe" Robert Hartley


Joe passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011, following an unexpected illness, with his family at his side. He was born June 25, 1931 in Portland, Indiana to the late Alton Hartley and Josephine (Norris) Hartley.

Joe is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise (Logan) Hartley; children Karen Cotner (Stephen) of Vincennes, IN and Gregory Hartley of West Chester, PA and Lynn (Goodman) Hartley (deceased); brother Howard Hartley of Columbus, OH and sister Ann Malcolm (James) of Sarasota, Florida. Grandchildren: Jennifer and Matthew Cotner of Fishers, IN; Jonathan, Carolyn and Ryan Hartley of West Chester, PA; and Michael Goodman of Panama City Beach, FL.

Joseph Hartley, PhD was a retired, professor of Finance in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (1957-1996). He served as Vice-President and Dean for Academic Affairs of the Indiana University System (1965-1972) and Editor, IU Business Horizons Magazine (1954-1988). He loved teaching, mentoring and challenging the minds of his students and received numerous awards.

He served in the United States Air Force, Air Material Command Headquarters as a 1st Lieutenant and Captain in the Air Force Reserve.

A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Chapter of the American Heart Association. You are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or make memorial contributions to American Heart Association 6100 W 96th St # 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Arrangements entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel .

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Published in The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 18, 2011.
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December 12, 2011
Louise: We went to the Emeritus Christmas dinner tonight; and, naturally looked for the familiar Holiday Green jacket. But, is was not there. We later learned of Joe's passing. Helen and I send our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Jim and Helen Suelflow
November 30, 2011
Dear Jen, I just recently learned of your granddad's passing. I remember you taking about him and how much he meant to you. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family. Love, Kathy Krueger
November 21, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Professor Hartley. I have thought of him often these past years. It is always with a grin. He always came into our office with a smile and silly joke or comment. He truly loved his students and the staff here. You and your family are in my prayers.
Deborah Moore
November 19, 2011
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
November 18, 2011
Dear Louise-
We were heartbroken to hear about Joe's passing. He was a great neighbor, a wondeful conversationalist, and always made our three kids feel like they were the most important people in the world. We will miss him. Please let us know how we can help in any way.
The Lee & JR Smolen Family
Lee Smolen
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