Wallace Gordon Hartley


July 5, 1926 - April 20, 2013

Wallace Gordon Hartley, 86, of Columbia, passed away April 20, 2013, at his home in Columbia. Wallace was born July 5, 1926, to the late Delbert and Norma Smith Hartley in Jefferson City. On March 5, 1947, he married Anna Harmon, and she survives. Wallace served in the U.S. Army during WWII in combat in Germany. After returning home, he started working for State Farm Insurance, where he retired after 44 years. He was a great husband and father. In addition to his wife, Anna, of 66 years, he is also survived by one son, Dennis Gordon Hartley of Columbia; and Fabain LaRay Gosslin of Columbia. He was also preceded in death by his one sister, June LaRue Goodwin; and two sons, Duane Alan Hartley and Jeffrey Scott Hartley. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be Thursday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Cemetery in Jefferson City. Memorial contributions in honor of Wallace may be made to the Tiger Shrine Club, 1300 Blue Ridge, Columbia, Missouri 65202 or Eastern Star, 6033 Masonic Drive, Suite C, Columbia, MO 65202 Tributes can be left online at

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