Harriet L. Hartman
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Harriet L. Hartman
Harriet L. Hartman, 81, formerly of Alburtis, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in her sons home in Allentown. Her husband, Allen W. Hartman, died on October 17, 2008. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Rose Ellen (Kehley) Black. She was a member of Old Zionsville United Church of Christ. She was employed as a nurses aide for more than 30 years at the Mosser Nursing Home, retiring in 1990. Survivors: Sons, Rudolph W. Black Sr. of Salisbury Township and Richard W. Lewis Sr. of Allentown; sisters, Lillian Pudliner and JoAnn Lettich; brother, John Forstoffer; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Black. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm Street, Emmaus. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment, church cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church, P.O. Box 215, Old Zionsville, PA, 18068 or to help the family offset funeral expenses, c/o the funeral home, 18049.

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Published in Morning Call on Jul. 11, 2009.
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July 14, 2009
Dear Rick and family,
I loved harriet as a second mother and am very sad she's gone. I will always remember harriet for her love of life. My deepest sympathy is with you and your family.
cory vankeuren
July 13, 2009
There were so many things left to do. The fun and laughter will be remembered always. I lost my best friend but you went to a better place and I know you will have them all laughing as much as you did us. You taught me so much and still had lots to learn. I love you
July 12, 2009
There are so many things I'm going to miss about Aunt Harriet but mostly her love of life. So many things I wanted to do with her and learn from her. She is already greatly missed.
Deb Whipple
July 12, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
Debbie Whipple
July 11, 2009
Dear Rick and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Harriet. She was one of the happiest people we knew. She loved the girls like they were hers. We know the heavens are laughing right now because Harriet has them rolling with her humor. We loved Harriet and her spirit for living will live on in all of us. Our thoughts are with you all.
Mike & Denise Brosky
July 11, 2009
Dear Rick and Family,
I want to extend my Deepest Sympathy to you all. She may begone but not forgotten. I Loved your Mother as I did my own. We have a lot of Great Memories to Reflect on. May your Memories help you's Through this difficult time. God Bless You All.
Sharon & Wayne Kunsman
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