Rose Anne (Hartman) Henney

March 22, 1938 ‒ December 13, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Rose Anne (Hartman) Henney, age 79, died peacefully Wednesday morning, December 13, after over a two-year courageous bout with chronic heart failure, in the care of her eldest daughter at Rose Anne’s beloved home built by her father. Born in Norwalk, Ohio, on March 22, 1938, to parents Leo Clare and Anna Marie (McManus) Hartman; Rose Anne grew up in Mansfield graduating Mansfield Senior High in 1956.

She studied accounting at Ashland (College) University, before working at Fort’s Auto Supply where she met her husband of 55 years, John, who survives, whom she married on Dec. 1, 1962. The couple raised two daughters: Pamela Henney of Galion, Ohio; and Patricia (Jeffrey) Payton of Madison, New Jersey; and one of the greatest joys of her life her granddaughter Chengli Anarose Payton.

Rose Anne was retired from Mansfield Memorial Homes having worked in accounting and admissions of the long-term care facility, and having served as manager of the independent living center.  Along with her husband, she enjoyed a rich social life with friends through many organizations: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Roseland and Richland County Pomona Granges; Knights of Columbus Council 687 K-Cets Mansfield Leiderkranz, Engaged Couples Conference for St. Juan Diego Deanery; Sons of Hermann, Veterans of Foreign Wars #7651, and more.  Her hobbies included sewing for friends and family and was proud of her collaborations with her granddaughter.  Rose Anne was also an avid bowler, participating in many leagues throughout the years, and enjoyed cards and other games. She also enjoyed playing her accordion for family and friends – even joining the family holiday music session just last Christmas.

Rose Anne is also survived and will remain sadly missed by two sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Jane (Robert) Shuler; and Ruth (Joe) Henney, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a vigil service at 4 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 104 W. First St., Mansfield. Interment will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Henney family and messages of sympathy and support may be made by visiting:


  • We had the privilege of knowing Rose Ann through the Sons of Herman, and miss seeing her there. Our love and prayers for comfort extend to all her family and friends.

  • Rose Ann was wonderful and carining person. She will bb missed by many dear friend and will be so very kind to every one, she will be remembered my many. So sorry for your loss, dear friend She loved every one and she cared about every one. May she rest and be peach. Love to her John, God bless her. Love and prayers.

  • Pam, we are so sorry for your great loss! You and your family will be in our prayers. May your memories soon bring smiles instead of tears. God bless you!

  • Deepest sympathy from the Earl family — cousin Madge’s son Jerry, Ruth, children Jeremy, Amee, Heidi, spouses, and from the Morgans as well. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • John, Pamela and Patricia,

    You have our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Rose. We always enjoyed talking with her. We also know she is now in God’s arms, looking down on you. God Bless!

    Maryann and Don Heimlich

  • John, we’re so sorry for the passing of Rose Anne, your life partner. Our thoughts and prayers go with you as you adjust your days to your loss. The memory of both of you together will be held close to our heart.
    Marvin & Rose (Timan) Hagel

  • Pat –

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    – Your friends and co-workers at ProQuest