June 22, 2022
Perry F. Hartnett, 91, of Staunton, Ill., died at his residence on Wednes- day, June 15, 2022. Born June 12, 1931, in Omphghent Township, Madison County, he was a son of the late Wil- liam and Gertrude (Klein) Hart- nett. He married Geraldine R. Row on June 25, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1977. He then married Marilyn (Behme) Pope on May 21, 1983,
and she survives.
He worked as a laborer with
Spectrulite Consortium, Inc. in Madison for many years. Perry was of the Lutheran faith. He attended Butler Country School and was a graduate of Worden High School in Worden.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Hartnett of Staunton; daughter, Kathleen Mielke (husband Rick Schott) of Staunton; grandchildren, Traci (Lance) Isbell of Worden, Adam (Jennifer) Mielke of Mt. Olive, Michael Hartnett of Florida, Brennan (Caity) Hartnett of Mt. Olive, Regan (Hannah) Hartnett of Litchfield; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Isbell, Alexis and Emily Mielke, Damien Hartnett; step- daughter, Pam Pope of Arnold, Mo .; sisters-in-law, Beverly Bedrosian of St. Louis, Mo., Ruth (Rev. Jim) Kirk of Festus, Mo. Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Gene Hartnett and Allan Hartnett; one brother, Raymond Hartnett; and stepson, Ron Pope.
Private graveside services will be held at Prairietown Cemetery in Prairietown with Rev. Brandon Larson officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Radio Station KFUO, the American Cancer Society, or to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be left online at http://www.williamsonfh.com. Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements.