Marie Ione Harttman, beloved music teacher for many at , died Thursday.
Born on May 31, 1924, she was the only child of Jack and Flossie (nee Goodman) Harttman. She attended Rockhill schools and graduated from Webster Groves High School. She obtained her bachelors degree from Webster University at age 19 with a degree in music education, and also received her master's degree in music from Webster University.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the service at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, 10301 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122.
She began her teaching career at Eureka High School in 1946 as a music teacher and retired in 1982, as director of music for the , to take care of her mother. During her career, she touched the hearts of many students who went on to have music as an important part of their lives. Harttman always said that her students were her children. She loved to share stories about them and the countless musicals, cantatas, choral and band concerts that she oversaw over the years.
She was a member of , and played in the bell choir until health prevented her from continuing.
For the last eight years she was a resident of . She is survived by cousins and preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials can be made through the Oak Hill funeral home to the Eureka High School Music Program.
Editor's Note: Much appreciation goes to David Weber for details about Ms. Harttman.