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Columbia Missourian

Wallace Gordon Hartley, July 5, 1926 — April 20, 2013, of Columbia

By Memorial Funeral Home
April 22, 2013 | 4:15 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Wallace Gordon Hartley, 86, of Columbia, passed away April 20 at his home in Columbia.

Wallace was born July 5, 1926 to the late Delbert and Norma Smith Hartley in Jefferson City. On March 5, 1947 he married Anna Harmon, and she survives.

Wallace served in the U.S. Army during WWII in combat in Germany. After returning home, he started working for State Farm Insurance, where he retired after 44 years. He was a great husband and father.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, Anna, he is also survived by one son, Dennis Gordon Hartley, of Columbia; and Fabain LaRay Gosslin, Columbia.

He was also preceded in death by his one sister, June LaRue Goodwin; and two sons, Duane Alan Hartley and Jeffrey Scott Hartley.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City.

Memorial contributions in honor of Wallace may be made to the Tiger Shrine Club, 1300 Blue Ridge Road, Columbia, Missouri 65202 or Eastern Star, 6033 Masonic Drive, Suite C, Columbia, MO 65202.

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