Florence Castle Hartle, 97, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the home of her loving caretakers, Terry and Johnna Artz.
Born July 7, 1914, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Roth Albert and Bertha Jane Sterling Castle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Hartle Jr., in 1984.
She was employed as a school teacher by the Washington County Board of Education for 37 years until her retirement.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Williamsport.
She was a member of the Washington County Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by daughter, Lucinda Karalow of Manassas, Va., daughter, Joy Predmore of Greensboro, N.C.; granddaughters, Lori and Elizabeth, both of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport, with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneralhome.net.