Emma Jean Hartzell
January 08, 1931 ‒ July 19, 2017
MANSFIELD: Emma Jean Hartzell, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in her home following a brief illness.
She was born January 8, 1931 in Mansfield, the daughter of James and Laura (Ridenour) Burdine and was a lifelong area resident. In November of 1964 she married Howard H. Hartzell who preceded her in death.
Emma was blessed with a hard work ethic and always maintained a job outside the home, her last was as a greeter at the former K Mart in Mansfield.
Ornery at times, Emma enjoyed watching her grandkids athletic events. No quiet spectator, Emma was passionate about the game, her voice often heard on the field or court. She never missed an opportunity to cheer for them, or argue with the refs! She also liked the Game Show Network and classic tv shows like The Love Boat, Hazel, Tombstone and Ponderosa.
She will be greatly missed by her children Jim and Lisa Honeycutt of Schriever, LA, Bob Honeycutt of Mansfield, and Tammy Burton of Mansfield; 7 grandchildren Jaime Burdine, Stacie Burdine, Jessica and Brian Newberger, Shelby Honeycutt, Lindsey Honeycutt, Justin and Dana Burton and Jarrod and Jessica Burton; 13 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; and a sister Marty Burdine of Galion, along with many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
In addition to her parents and husband, Emma was preceded in death by a daughter Laura “Nettie” Burdine, a grandson Jason Honeycutt, 2 great grandchildren, and 4 siblings.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 24, 2017 from 12- 2 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will follow at 2pm. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Snyder Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
Messages of sympathy and support may be made to the family of Emma Hartzell by visiting: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.