Born April 1, 1909 in Cincinatti, she was a longtime resident of Kent.
Mrs. Hartzell was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Kent. She also was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and P.E.O. She was an avid golfer and bridge player.
She served on Kent City Council in 1960-61.
Survivors include her sons, R. Eugene (Tatiana) of Vienna, Austria; Richard F. (Phyllis) of Goshen, N.Y.; daughters, Bob (Shirley L.) Arndt of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and Mrs. Roger (Joan H.) Pettibone of Newbury; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Ralph E., who was chairman of the Kent State University Department of Music, died in 1992. A brother, Arthur Schramm, also died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Steven Lashbrook officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ in Kent.