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Carolyn Hartley

Carolyn Hartley

Saturday, January 24th, 1931 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Carolyn June Hartley, 89, of Brookville, PA, died during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 26, 2020. Carolyn Callaway was born on January 24, 1931 to the late Homer Farran and Chessie Hazel (Mangum) Callaway in Clinton, OK. In 1949 she graduated from Marlow High School in Marlow, OK, where she also earned the titles of Homecoming Queen and Best All-Around Girl. She attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK during the 1949 – 1950 academic year. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 1953. She was also treasurer of the Delta Gamma Sorority during her time at this university. She received her Master of Arts in Religious Education at Scarritt College in Nashville, TN in 1954. She also participated in a graduate course in Psychology at Penn State in DuBois, PA. She married Harold VanFleet Hartley, Jr., PhD on March 31, 1956 in Marlow, OK; Harold survives her. Carolyn was consecrated Director of Christian Education at the First United Methodist Church in Sharon, PA from 1955 to 1957. She later was consecrated a Diaconal Minister in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, from which she retired in 1988. She was an instructor at Clarion State College at both the main and Venango campuses from 1965 to 1975. She worked as a teacher at Clarion-Limestone Area High School from March 1977 to June 1978. She was also the Director of Christian Education at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, PA 1981 to 1985. She was on the Olmsted Board of Managers from 1974 to 1985 during which time she was vice chair in 1977. She was a member of the Western PA United Methodist Conference Board of Education from 1973 to 1976. She was a longtime volunteer at the First United Methodist Church in Clarion, PA from 1963 to 2011 where she held many positions including Director of Christian Education, Trustee, Children’s Coordinator, Church School Teacher, Nominating Committee, Commission of Education and Youth Coordinator. Carolyn was also Conference Director of Children’s Work for the former Erie Conference for the Methodist Church from 1958 to 1959. Carolyn held memberships at the Brookville First United Methodist Church, the Jefferson County Democratic Committee and the Jefferson County Historical Society. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Thursday Variety Club in Limestone, PA. Carolyn enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework and quilting. She was also a pianist and enjoyed singing solo. Carolyn enjoyed camping trips with the family, covering from Maine to North Carolina and visiting State and National Parks and monuments. In retirement, Carolyn and Harold traveled extensively to all 50 states and abroad. Her favorite trips were to visit family from Alaska to Virginia and on to Germany. She managed the family’s oil and gas interest in Oklahoma and Texas. Carolyn worked with her husband and sister in law and brother in law (Marion and Jim Little) to maintain and restore the Hartley Family Ancestral Home in Lenoxville, PA. With her husband, she helped to manage 125 acres of forestry land (including four timber sales), a blue stone quarry, and negotiated a Marcellas gas lease. In addition to her husband, Carolyn is survived by two sons; Rev. Harold (Donna Parker) VanFleet Hartley III, Ed.D. of Locust Grove, VA, David (Julie Johnson) Homer Hartley, Ph.D. of Clarion, PA; seven grandchildren; Rebecca Parker Hartley of Richmond, VA, Daniel Hartley of Falls Church, VA, Mark Hartley of Clarion, PA, Benjamin Hartley Maitland of Centerville, VA, Stephen (Caylin Cortazzo) Hartley of Pittsburgh, PA, Keith Hartley Maitland of Centerville, VA, Bowman Hartley of Clarion, PA; and one son in law, William Maitland of Lenoxville, PA. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Lin Hartley who died on June 29, 2014. A memorial service is anticipated sometime after social distancing requirements are lifted. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please consider contributing to the Clarion University Stephens Scholarship. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKinney - d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting
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Posted at 11:37am
Our family extends our virtual hugs of sympathy until we can be together, after the loss of most precious Aunt Carolyn! The blessing of her inspiration and wit will always live on!

Love, Deborah and the Strahm Family

Posted at 11:33am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Bev Renninger

Posted at 06:49pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful woman who was so instrumental in my career decision. She introduced to her husband and steered my life forever. Dr. Hartley , my prayers are with you and your family at this time for my loss . You have meant so much to me over the years. I consider myself so fortunate to have been in that early group of students who were treated to such close personal attention by you over the years. God Bless you as you have blessed so many of us! Bev Dahle Renninger

Janis Jarecki-Liu

Posted at 02:55pm
Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Carolyn was a very special lady and I can only imagine how much she will be missed. My first memories of her is tasting her wonderfully cooked venison - something I had never had before! Blessed repose and eternal memories. Janis Jarecki-Liu

marita straffin

Posted at 11:21am
Sorry to hear about our friendly, ex-neighbor's death. We had some great visits and good meals thanks to Carolyn's cooking and hospitality. We hated to see them move away from our neighborhood. Our sympathies to the rest of the family.
Marita and Dean Straffin

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