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Rosemary Hartter

May 22, 1924 — February 18, 2018

Eureka- Rosemary S. Hartter 93, of Eureka passed away on February 18, 2018 at her residence.
She was born on May 22, 1924 to the late Ellis and Clara (Smith) Sharp. She married Calvin C. Hartter on January 13, 1946 in Eureka, IL. He survives.
Survivors include three daughters, Jan Holliger of Eureka, IL; Doris (Jess) Lionberger of Dallas City, IL; and Charlotte Liggett of Lincoln, NE; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret A. Schertz and Geneva B. Troyer.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Albrecht; and one son-in-law Kenneth Liggett.
She owned Rosemary's Fabrics and taught tailoring classes. She also was a school bus driver for Unit 140. She started H&H Marketing Skills, which she co-owned with her daughter, Jan.
Rosemary served on the Woodford County Agriculture Extension Council and served as the Superintendent of the Olio Township Cemetery for 53 years.
She was active in Women's Home Bureau and served as a 4-H leader. She taught Sunday school at Eureka Christian Church and was a lifelong member there.
Rosemary was an energetic farm wife who loved to help with farm work and the marketing of the crops. She authored a book titled "Beginner's Guide to Commodity Marketing" and began teaching commodity marketing which was sponsored by the Chicago Board of Trade and other organizations. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge of Commodity Marketing with the women of many farms and ranches throughout the U.S. In 1999 Rosemary was named the Progressive Farm Woman of the Year in Agriculture by the Progressive Farmer.
She loved gardening and named one of her gardens "Gods Garden". She gave away most of the produce that was grown in this garden. In her later years she also provided bread at outlets such as the Eureka Food Pantry.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday February 21, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka, IL. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11am at the funeral Home. Reverend Jennie Churchman will officiate the services.
Memorials may be made out to the Olio Township Cemetery in honor of Rosemary. Online condolences can be made at


FEB 21. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral service

FEB 22. 11:00 AM

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