April 15, 2024

Donald Hartshorn, 81, died Sep. 15th, 2016 at his residence in Liberal, KS. He was born on Mar. 20, 1935 in Holly, CO, to Wallace and Edna (Stwalley) Hartshorn.  

He was a resident of Liberal since 1969. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Family was very important to him.  

On Feb. 15th, 1969 he married Roberta June Hartshorn (Jenkins) in Campo, CO. Roberta passed away in 2012.

Don was a farmer in his early years on the family farm in Holly CO, then moved to Liberal KS with his wife, Roberta Hartshorn, and children. He began truck driving for Sally Feed, moving hay from Eastern Kansas to the Tri-state area feedlots, continuing with his own trucking operation, Hartshorn Trucking.

Survivors include:

4 Sons Scott Gourley Hot Springs, AR
Lance Hartshorn Victor, MT
Clendon Hartshorn and his wife, Deana Erie, CO
Robert Hartshorn and his wife, Christina Lockport, NY

4 Daughters Deena Korting Helena, MT
Debbie Hartshorn Reece Lone Tree, CO
Sherrie Harrison, and her husband, Martin Liberal, KS
Jacque Johnson Las Vegas, NV

5 Sisters Joyce Davis Eads, CO
Ramona Carnes Fowler, CO
Pat Daniels Farmington, IL
Kay Frey Lamar, CO
Dianna Ham Lamar, CO

2 Aunts in law Eileen Hartshorn, wife of Bud Lamar, CO  
Joyce Hartshorn, wife of Babe Granada, CO  

16 Grandchildren; Kendall Conner, Kenzie Fankhauser and husband Andy, Kennedy Conner, Dalton Harrison, Ragan Arthur and husband Clay, Lendon Hartshorn, Madison Hartshorn, Chelsea Malone, Tanner Malone, Ciera Hartshorn, Nicholas Hartshorn, David Felton, Joseph Eckes, Dustin “Temo” Eckes, John Gourley, and Sarah Gourley.

10 Great Grandchildren; Samantha Bolton, Danaka Felton, Makalynn Gourley, Hollis Gourley, Conner Fankhauser, Lexi Fankhauser, Casen Arthur, Savannah Armstrong, Kyra Patrick, and Kimber Patrick.  

He is also survived by his caregiver and family friend, Gigi Mendez.

His beloved dog, Dante, survives as well. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Roberta, 3 brothers: Bud Hartshorn, Babe Hartshorn and Max Hartshorn; 1 sister: Linda Rose; and grandson Brady Lawson.  

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Sunday, Sep. 18th, at the Brenneman Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Ford presiding. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Monday, Sep. 19th at the Liberal Cemetery.  

Visitation time will from 6-8 pm Friday, Sep. 16, with family to greet friends from 6-7. Visitation will continue from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, Sep. 17.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Liberal Animal Shelter, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St., Liberal, KS 67901.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com