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Hartman, Bary D.

Hartman, Bary D.

August 16, 1944 — April 20, 2019

Bary D. Hartman, 74, passed away April 20, 2019. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Olathe Community of Christ, 15520 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS. Visitation from 1-2 pm; services at 2 pm.

Bary was born August 16, 1944 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Floyd H. and Madalyn H. (Crump) Hartman. He was a life-long member of the Community of Christ Church (formerly RLDS). Bary graduated from Nauvoo-Colusa High School in Nauvoo, IL in 1962. On November 30, 1968, in Warrensburg, MO, he married Lynn Howard. He served in the US Army from 1967-1969. He held degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Education from Central Missouri State College, Master of Arts from Central Missouri State University, and ABD from the Conservatory of Music at UMKC. He was a public school music educator at Harrisonville, Archie, Warrensburg, Raytown, Shawnee Mission East, Raytown South, and Blue Valley Northwest high schools.

Bary is survived by his wife, Lynn; daughter, Susan (Ben) Byrne; son, Brian (Laura) Hartman; grandchildren Kailynn, Collin, Madalyn, Cami, Barrett; mother-in-law, Betty Howard, and many loved brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to charity of choice or The Parkinson’s Foundation.

Service Information

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Olathe Community of Christ, 15520 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS. Visitation from 1-2 pm; services at 2 pm.

Hartman, Bary D.'s Guestbook

What a gift to many kids especially his ownkids.

Lori Thomas

I am so sorry for your loss. I was greatly ministered to by Bary's humble service to others and enjoyed singing under his professional direction as well as singing with him when I attended Raytown. I am forever thankful for the friendship your family showed me when I was in a vulnerable stage of life. It saddens me that he has left this earth but I know Bary is one of God's own and is welcomed with loving arms.

Lois Hillman

Bary will be missed by so many people and friends that he touched. We will be praying for you and your family we will miss Bary

Byron and Lori Thomas

From everything Mr Hartman taught me, to stay true to my word and be all I could be will always stick with me. Those lessons learned during high school have stuck with me ever since. As I watch the sun rise each morning before heading to the auction field, work or the farm, I always think back to morning practice, 8 to 5 step and make sure to hit the mark in the fall while the spring brought concert and contest season. Thank you for everything you shared and taught me. RIP as I will never forget everything you taught me. DR Murray Big D Ranch

DR Murray

Thoughts and prayers from cousin in Iowa.

Jean Wenke

Lynn and family, Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. There wasnt a kinder, sweeter guy than Bary. Recall growing up and the visits to Uncle Floyd and Aunt Madalyn's farm in the country in Navauoo. So much fun. May your precious memories as mine help carry us through as we remember a life that served others and was a great example. His faith and family saw him through the "hard" days of his Parkinson's. Love to all of you, Gloria and Ted ❣

Ted and Gloria (Walsh) Gooch

I was saddened to hear of Barry's passing. It was a privilege to know him. I enjoyed having him as a colleague and friend. It was humbling to watch him interact with students. He had a gift for teaching. He loved what he was teaching, and his students loved him. He was a kind and good man. My sympathy and prayers are with you.

Leslie Youngs

My prayers for all the family. I will miss Mr. Hartman as He was my Band Teacher and stage band director at Harrisonville High School in the 70's. Barry helped bring me out of my shyness and guided me into being a much more better trombone player. THANKS!

Pastor Jerry Mercer

Bary was my school “father”. He created a band family....traits that transcend music. My experience at Raytown South and Blue Valley Northwest are Times I cherish and talk/think about often.

Brian Mills

We are so heartbroken to hear this news. Bary had a strong impact on our 3 kids while they were at Raytown South. We have all been blessed to know him. Our prayers of peace and comfort are with you, Lynn, Susan, Brian and your entire family. Jim and Linda Mills

Jim and Linda Mills

Barry was a true gentleman and great friend. He had the courage of a lion and a great value on life. He will be missed by all. Our best to his family. Rest in peace!! Thoughts and prayers are with you. ED/Gail

Ed & Gail Roberts

Mr. Hartman taught me so much more than notes on a page, he taught us how to conduct myself with dignity and decorum. I am truly grateful to have been under his direction during my high school years. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Hartman, Susan, Brian, and his extended family.

Richard Werremeyer

Bary was a true gentleman and a terrific musician. I am thankful for the opportunity to play in the brass band he helped start. Rest in Peace Bary.

Charles McAdams

In my many years of teaching, no other music instructor has stood out more in my mind than Barry. He was a class act teacher and friend, and the kind of person that just being around him made you want to be friends with him.

Jim Aziere, teacher and swimming coach at Raytown High

So sorry to hear Mr. Hartman has left this world. He was such a fine man and good influence on the kids at BVNW. Our condolences to all the family.

Elaine and Eric Carlson

Lynn, Brian & Susan...we were so sad to hear of Bary's passing. He had such a huge impact on our boys in band at Ray-South. He instilled in them a wonderful love of music that they still use today. So many wonderful memories from those years....band camp, marching band, early practices....the camaraderie he created with the kids was beyond wonderful. He will be greatly missed by hundreds of his students and their grateful parents. We feel blessed to have been a part of his time in Raytown and so glad that we got to see him last fall at UMKC. You are all in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

Ed & Sandy Owen

Mr. Hartman was my band teacher from 1979-82. Fond memories of traveling to Florida for The King Orange Bowl 1981.

Dr Heidi A Wilkinson

Dear Lynn and family, my heart goes out to all of you. Bary was a sweetheart. Mom thought a lot of him and always looked forward to your visits. Hugs and prayers for your days ahead.

Lyn (Walsh) Salisbury

I just wanted to express my condolences to Mrs. Hartman and your family. Mr. Hartman was a great teacher, I know he positively impacted countless children’s lives throughout his career! Including mine - RSHS 90-94! (You did as well, Mrs. Hartman in color guard! :) ) Praying for comfort for you all during this time!

Nancy (Block) Wold

We will miss Bary. The following words came to mind when thinking of what to say in this sad time: "Some people come into our lives and quickly go / some move our souls to dance / they waken us to new understandings while passing whispers of their wisdom / some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon / they stay in our lives for a while / leave footprints on our hearts and souls / and we are never, ever the same." Bary has left an enduring manuscript of his love of people, music, and yes, teaching! Blessings to all of the Hartman family.....

Don Shaffer

My sincere condolences to your family. What a great loss of a great man. He was my orchestra and band instructor at Raytown High from 1984-1988. He pulled out and encouraged the best in me. Nothing short of our best was accepted. My best was first chair, second clarinet. I always got the passionate flick of his conductor’s baton when I came in on cue and played my best. Those moments have stuck with me for a lifetime, just like the memories of making beautiful music under his tutelage. He told us we could go far in life with hard work, vision and passion. All three of those qualities Mr. Hartman carried in his soul that lives on through his family and students. Many blessings. xo Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil

Mr. Hartman, I have so many fond memories as your student. Your program got me through a very difficult time in my life and gave me the drive and confidence to succeed in the future. You will never be forgotten. To your family, my deepest condolences. I have a CD of a performance from my senior year. It would be from what I believe was his last year teaching (2000/2001). If you would like a copy, please reach out to me.

Amber (Redman) Clark-Earp

It was such a pleasure to have Mr. Hartman as my band director. He taught me so much and pushed me beyond my ability, he saw the potential in me. Lynn, Susan, love you guys. All of you helped me in my most vulnerable years and I am so appreciative for all Mr Hartman did and for you guys making me feel part of the family. Thank you! Praying for you!!

Desiree Hugill-Houston

Barry and I finished college together at UCM. Then we were together again in the Army band. Barry was a true gentleman and respected by all who knew him. I considered Barry a good friend. My sincere condolences go to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Ron Clark

Lynn, Susan and Brian, Deb and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bary. He was an inspirational mentor and friend. Our prayers go out to you.

Paul and Deb Warnex

Mr. Hartman is someone I have held in my heart since he accidentally called me "ET" on the marching field one morning. As a dance coach, working with him for band was a pleasure. I remember at a competition at BVHS, I was standing behind Mr. Hartman and I could see his hands shaking; tears welled up in my eyes. But then, I remembered this was a man who teaches with his heart, not his hands. Unshakable as a man and superior as a human being, Mr. Hartman touched many lives, including mine. I'll see you when I get "phoned home" too. Love to him and to lovely wife Lynn (always by his side, cheering him - and us- on) and Brian, a chip off the ole Bary Block.

EK Pearson

Mr. Hartman was an amazing teacher, mentor, and man. My life was forever touched by the guidance, ideals, and example he set. Prayers to his family that they may have peace knowing that they will see him again and that he is now home.

Wendie Taylor (Hoffmann)

My condolences to the family of a fine gentleman.

Douglas Quackenbush

So sorry to hear about Mr. Hartman. He was one of the most passionate and dedicated teachers and musicians I ever met. Our thoughts are with his family.

David Razafsky

Our sympathy to the family of Bary Hartman. What a great man that will always be remembered for his outstanding work with the students and community in the world of making music and being a family.

Raytown Community Band

Mr. Hartman was an incredible human and teacher. He always treated his students and colleagues with kindness and respect. He shared a classroom with my mom, and she never had anything but high praises for him. Rest In Peace, Mr. Hartman.

Colleen McCullough

Bary was a wonderful person, musician, and teacher. He will be greatly missed.

Dean Davison

Farewell to a dear man. Bary was a colleague and friend. He truly "left the path behind him more beautiful than it was before him."

Marion Roberts

Dear Lynn and family - I'm so sorry to hear of Bary's passing. He was a gifted educator who touched so many lives of students, families, and colleagues like me. Bary's was a minister of music, as well, and both of you provided uplifting service through leading the choir, singing, accompanist and organist... you guys were a fantastic team that witnessed God's love with patience and compassion. May his beautiful spirit continue to bless your family with love and peace and please reach out if I can support you in any way.

Blake West

So many memories...so much to thank him for. Now 29 years after graduation, I can still see him perfectly on a cold morning practice field or in a too-warm band room. He and Lynn- what a team; to guide both their family at home, and the large family they made of us at school. Thank you for creating an environment which allowed us to learn, to enjoy, and to develop as individuals. Though I've not had much contact with friends from that time, each and every one of you are a part of what's sustained me through some interesting times. Working (playing) with the band under Mr Hartman's guidance brought us together in a "safe place" where we could be ourselves, and receive a few words of guidance when needed to help keep us on track. He touched the lives of so many... Thank You, sir.

Joel Fischer

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