John Emil Hartman, 52 of Independence, Missouri, passed away, Friday, December 17, 2010 at his residence.

John Emil Hartman, 52 of Independence, Missouri, passed away, Friday, December 17, 2010 at his residence.

Cremation is planned with a memorial gathering to celebrate his life to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2010 evening at the Carson-Speaks Chapel.

John was born December 17, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Emil Leroy and Shirley Anne (Chaney) Hartman and has been a lifelong area resident. He had worked as a warehouseman for Metro Park Warehouse in Kansas City, MO for the past 18 years.

He is survived by; his parents, Leroy and Shirley Hartman; his wife Susann Hartman; 3 children, Elizabeth, Jason and Jaily; 4 grandchildren, Darren Jr., John, Troy Jr. and Melissa and his 2 sisters, Vickie Thomey and Eleanor Spencer.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900.