John Edward Hartnett passed away peacefully of heart failure on March 21, 2011, in Independence, Missouri, where he lived most of his life. 

John Edward Hartnett passed away peacefully of heart failure on March 21, 2011, in Independence, Missouri, where he lived most of his life.  

As a young man, anxious to serve his country, he left high school early and joined the U.S. Navy.  He completed Boot Camp in Great Lakes, and then served in the Pacific on the USS Half Moon. During his time in the U.S. Navy, he was promoted to the rank of Seaman First Class and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal & the American Campaign Medal.  After serving his country he returned to Independence, and began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he worked as cable splicer for 30 years.  

He is survived by his devoted wife, Corinne of 67 years; twin sister Mary Hartnett; children  Steve Hartnett and Mary Morgan; one granddaughter Savannah Sklare.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2011, at 10 a.m. at D.W. Newcomer’s & Sons, 509 South Noland Road, Independence, MO  (816-252-8900).  

Family and friends may visit at D.W. Newcomer’s & Sons, Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interment - Woodlawn Cemetery.