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Mary Hartter

December 30, 1920 — August 8, 2009

Mary Helen Hartter, 88, of Sabetha, passed away Saturday, August 08, 2009 at the Sabetha Hospital .

She was born December 30, 1920, the daughter of Frank and Lila (Smith) Butterfield in Maple Ridge Community, Capioma Township, Nemaha County. The family then moved to the Woodlawn area where she grew up attending school in the one room school house until the family moved to Sabetha, KS where she completed her schooling graduating in 1938.

Mary Helen was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sabetha KS. She was also a member of the UMW of the church and BPW. She worked for Mid American Dairymen of Sabetha, KS until retiring in the 1980's.

Mary Helen married Johnny Ruben Hartter July 18, 1940 whom preceded her in death on October 20,1997. She was also preceded in death by son, Everett Hartter on May 23, 2000 and son, Elgin Hartter on September 10, 2007.

Survivors include her son John Hartter and his wife Charlotte of Sabetha; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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