August 30, 2023

Dewey D. “Joe” Hartman, 87, of rural Staunton, Ill., died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. He was born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Worden, the son of the late Dewey William and Lucy (Vesper) Hartman. He married Sharon Thayer on Feb. 2, 1957, in Belvedere, and she survives.

Joe was a construction laborer at George Witz Construction (out of Local #338 – Wood River, IL)for over 30 years, and he was a self-employed farmer. He faithfully attended the Community Christian Church in Alton. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 27 foster kids. He loved fishing and football.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hartman of Staunton; five children, Donna Jo (Buddy) Daniel of Crainhill, Ala., Danny William Hartman of Cleveland, Tenn., Dori (Kenny) Rhodes of Staunton, Lee (Terry) Hancock of Litchfield, Bagi (Mina) Byambajov of Mongolia; 11 grandchildren, Autumn Munds (Conner), Brooke Wacker, Lucas Munds (Renee), Kyle Jon Hartman (Mara), Graham Christopher Hartman, Ben (Esther) Rhodes, Phil (Nicole) Rhodes, Jake (Mia) Rhodes, Josh (Brandi) Rabida, Cassie (Shawn) Royer, Joe Byambajov; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Judy (Roy) Goodson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenny (Sandy) Hartman and Bob (Bonnie) Hartman; and a daughter-in-law, Delisa Hartman.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, from 11 to 1 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David Berger officiating. There will be no burial. Remains were cremated per wishes.

Memorials are suggested to Community Christian Church of Alton or to Youth with a Mission (YWM). To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.williamsonfh.com.

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