Troy Lee Hartle Sr., son of the late Elmer Lee Hartle and Carrie Celious Stearns Hartle, was born on Nov. 30, 1927, at Bernie and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 20, 2008, at the age of 80.
Mr. Hartle was a farmer and a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of Rural Bernie.
He was united in marriage to Nina Margaret Mason on Oct. 2, 1948 at Piggott, Ark. She preceded her husband in death on April 18, 2001.
Survivors include three sons, Troy Lee Hartle Jr. of Millersville, James David Hartle of Dexter and Ronald Dale Hartle of Bernie; three daughters, Reba Margaret Berola of Lenexa, Kan., Carolyn Jean Haney of Bloomfield and Tammy Kay Froeschle of Reed Spring; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Delmer Ray Hartle of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Donna Sue Anderson of Florissant.
He was preceded in death other than by his parents and by his wife; one brother, Thomas Melvin Hartle; and one sister, Betty Lou Fuemmeler.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 .
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Pennington officiating.
Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in rural Dexter.