Bertha I. St. Clair

CORTLAND – Bertha Irene Hartman St.Clair, 89, of Cortland, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Lake Vista of Cortland.

She was born Oct 20, 1926, in Hartville, the daughter of the late Raymond Hartman and Verna A. Winans Hartman.

She married the love of her life, William A. St.Clair, and he passed away April 6, 2001. She has lived in Leavittsburg for over 50 years, formerly of Warren. Some of her interests included playing bingo, buying lottery tickets, doing word search puzzles and watching game shows.

Irene will be dearly missed by her family, two sons, Russell (Shirley) St. Clair of Leavittsburg and William “Bill” (Valerie) St. Clair of Southington; one sister, Esther Bittner of California; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; one son, Vernon St. Clair; one daughter, Brenda Crawford; two sisters, Maxine Niti and Edith Moore; one brother, Eugene Hartman; and two great-grandchildren, Haylen and Dakota James.

Private funeral services will be held. Irene will be laid to rest next to her husband, William, and her son, Vernon, in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440. Family and friends may view this obituary online or to send condolences to the family, please visit us at

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