Helen (Markwell) Hartman, Hays, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Brookdale of Hays.

She was born May 15, 1919, in Hays to Robert S. and Minnie (Wells) Markwell. She was a 1937 graduate of Hays High, attended Fort Hays State University and then University of Kansas, where she graduated from the school of Journalism in 1941.

She married Van Hartman on Aug. 23, 1941. He preceded her in death in January of 2000. She was a homemaker and had worked as a certified nurse aide during World War II.

She was a long time Pink Lady volunteer at Hadley Hospital and Hays Medical Center where she was recently recognized for 50 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hays, PEO and Kappa Alpha Theta.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Hartman and wife, Kim, of Raymore, Mo., and Dr. William “Bill” Hartman and wife, Kim, Shawnee; two daughters, Deb Guffey and husband, Rich, Hays and Kathy Hartman, Lenexa; a brother, Calvin Markwell, Denver; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matt Guffey.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays; inurnment in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Memorials are suggested to American Lung Association.

Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.