Nannie Lee “Pearl” Hartranft, 77 years, of Hicksville, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Community Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Hicksville, Ohio. Pearl was born March 15, 1943, in West Dante, Virginia, the daughter of the late Henry Isaac and CanZadie Lakey (Wright) Williams. She married James R. Hartranft on July 20, 1968 in Monclova, Ohio, and he survives. Pearl was a self-employed babysitter, caring for many families’ children. She previously worked at Sheller Globe Company, Campbell Soup and Therma-Tru. She enjoyed quilting and traveling, but nothing could compare to the time she was able to spend with her family.
Surviving is her husband, James of Hicksville, Ohio; five children, Sharon (Greg) Crites of Ney, Ohio, Sheila (Michael) Lawson of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Sandra (Chuck) Krohn of Paulding, Ohio, Steve (Lyntha) Collins of Bryan, Ohio, Sherri (Bradley) Ball of Hicksville, Ohio; 23 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Goldie McCoy of Nora, Virginia and Mary Horne of Castlewood, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Ethel Herndon, Estell France, Mazella Salyers and Mabel LeMaster; two brothers, Elmer Williams and Cecil Williams.
Visitation for Pearl Hartranft will be held Monday, March 15, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville. Limited occupancy will be enforced during the calling hours. Funeral services for Pearl will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Cornerstone Church, 232 West Arthur Street, Hicksville with Pastors A.J. Swanson and Jack Teeple officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Home Cemetery. Those attending the visitation or service are reminded to observe social distancing and facial covering are required. Please keep your visit with the family brief, to allow all those who wish to offer their condolences the opportunity.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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