Mary Elizabeth "Libb" Hartung

June 21, 1926 - January 14, 2019

Mary Elizabeth “Libb” Hartung of Springfield passed away at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital.
    Libb was born June 21, 1926 in Springfield, the daughter of Harry J. and Mary Ryan Burtle.  She married Robert Edward Kaiser, who preceded her in death in April 1968.  She later married Peter Henry Hartung, who preceded her in death in 2008.
    She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James R. and Robert J. Burtle; one sister Eleanor Frank, and a stepson, Mark Hartung.
    Libb is survived by three stepdaughters: Suzanne Hartung of Davenport, IA, Judith (Charles) Hance of Beardstown, and Pamela (Robert) Gunderson of Redmond, WA; one stepson, Ronald (Ruth) Hartung of Tallahassee, FL; one sister: Eileen (Bernard Gottner) Burtle of Des Moines, IA; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews
    The family will receive friends from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 S Walnut in Springfield.
    Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Rev. Jeff Grant celebrant.  
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Children’s Hospital, 800 E Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62769, or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 South Walnut Street, Springfield, IL 62704.
    In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Hartung’s body was donated to science.
    The family of Mary Elizabeth “Libb” Hartung is being served by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St. Springfield.  
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