Obituaries, May 8, 2024

Written on 05/08/2024

Jeffrey Joseph Hartmann

Jeffrey Joseph Hartmann, age 69, of Kokomo, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Jeffrey was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to Joseph and Corine (Aubert) Hartmann. He graduated from Lawton High School in Lawton, Michigan. He later married Rita Bradley on August 7, 2001, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That day, he gained 4 stepchildren; Ashley, Austin, Adam and Alec. He absolutely loved his wife and was a kind, wonderful husband and stepfather.

Jeff was also multitalented. He could build anything he set his mind to. He loved target shooting, motorcycles, and tinkering with old stuff; especially his vintage 1976 GMC motor home, in which he and Rita would often travel. He loved his dogs, Buddy the Pomeranian, and Ira the Lab. He loved chocolate, peanut butter and Moscow Mules. His favorite Bible verse was Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." He had a fantastic sense of humor, and his caring, loving nature will be missed immensely.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Rita (Bradley) Hartmann; his stepchildren, Ashley N. Couch (Eddie Clem), Austin B. Rutherford (Lauren), Adam J. Rutherford (April), and Alec J. Rutherford; brother, Thomas Hartmann of La Quinta, CA; and sister, Jaclyn Aubert (John) of Greensboro, GA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Corine Hartmann.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be very much appreciated to assist in covering final expenses.

A memorial gathering for Jeffrey will be held Monday, May 13, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary & Crematory Center, 3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902. Following the memorial gathering will be a funeral service at 5:30 p.m.

Terry Lee Workman

Terry Lee Workman, a cherished son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2024, in Kokomo, Indiana, at the age of 68. Born on July 17, 1955, in Williamson, WV, to Silas "Jack" Workman Jr. and Fannie "Evaline" Workman, Terry's life was a testament to the values of family, hard work, and community.

A proud graduate of Haworth High School's class of 1973, Terry went on to dedicate many years of service to Continental Steel Mill and later Newlon Metals, where he retired in August 2017. His work ethic and commitment to excellence left a lasting impact on his colleagues and the industry.

Terry was a man of many interests and talents. He was known for his love of working on cars, a passion he shared with his best friend, Lyle Branum. Mornings were often spent in the company of his best friend, Joe Roe, over a cup of coffee, sharing stories and laughter. An avid fisherman, Terry cherished the time spent with his grandchildren by the water, teaching them the patience and skill of the sport. He also enjoyed visiting his son in Tennessee, where they created lasting memories together.

In his younger years, Terry coached baseball, sharing his love of the game with the youth in his community. He was also an enthusiastic bowler, often found at the lanes with his family, enjoying the friendly competition and camaraderie.

Terry's generosity knew no bounds. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, and his selfless nature made him a pillar in the lives of those around him. His ability to fix anything that was broken extended beyond the mechanical; he had a knack for mending hearts with his kindness and warmth.

He is survived by his loving brothers, Doug Workman (Monica), Jack Workman (Melodye), and Randy Workman (Jenifer), and his devoted sisters, Debbie Harris, Teresa Workman, Wanda McKillip, and Mary Braucher (Jeff). Terry also leaves behind Jeremy Hancock, whom he thought of as a son, and Jeremy's three children, Chylynn, Jeremiah, and Owen Hancock, who will miss their grandfather's guiding presence. His many loving nieces and nephews will carry forward the lessons of generosity and love that he instilled in them.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Silas "Jack" Workman Jr. and Fannie "Evaline" Workman, and his brother-in-law, Mark McKillip. His departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him, but his spirit will continue to inspire and influence the lives of his family and friends.

As we bid farewell to Terry Lee Workman, we celebrate a life well-lived, full of moments that brought joy and happiness to those around him. His legacy of kindness, dedication, and selflessness will continue to resonate within the community he loved so dearly. Terry's memory will be cherished and honored by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

City of Firsts Cremation and Funeral Services by Rose and Geiger was entrusted with the arrangements.