Emma Jean Hartzell

January 08, 1931 ‒ July 19, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

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.

  • She was the best grandmother anyone could have asked for,and I am honored to have been her granddaughter. Words cannot express how much she will be missed .

  • Gramma you will be missed. You were an amazing woman! I love you! Tell my daddy I said I miss him! Fly high Gramma!

  • When I started working at the telephone compan y & met Nettie; I instantly acquired a dear friend & her very special “MOM”! That’s all Emma Jean ever was to me was “MOM”. I loved her laugh, her smile & her orneryness! Most of all I loved her & l9oved her precious family. My heart is aching but I know Mom is at peace, happy & in Heaven with Nettie. We all have another special guardian looking down on us & watching over us always. RIP & Sleep with the Angels Mom & Nettie!!!! Love from Joey & Scott

  • Tammy and family, I’m very saddened for your loss. May your fond memories help you get through the more difficult times ahead. Hugs

  • Tammy I am so sorry to hear you lost Mom Miss Emma Lots of love to you and your family my heart goes out to you You will miss her so much

  • Tammy,
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time.

  • I’m so sorry Tammy for you and your families loss. Ms Emma was a beautiful person. If you need anything please let me no. Love Belinda and Leonard Reed.

  • We remember Emma so well. Enjoyed time spent with her at her grandsons sporting events. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bring comfort and peace and fond memories. Love and hugs to you all.
    Kim and Cheryl Meister

  • My prayers for your family. I know you all adored her and she will be greatly missed by all of you.

  • I am so sorry about your loss. I remember the way she was in her younger days. My prayers are with all of you.

  • Tammy, I’m so terribly sorry for your great loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • Tammy,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your momma. I know you will be lost without her. She loved you with all her heart. As you know she was my favorite client I ever cared for in my years of being a caregiver. No matter what kind of day I was having she always made it better. Over the time I cared for her she became like my own little grandma. I will miss her so much. You and the boys will be in my prayers. If you need anything give me a call. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.

  • Sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your Family.