Deborah M. Hartley, 68, of Mason City, IA, died Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Deborah Hartley Memorial Fund.
Deborah May Hartley was born March 8, 1949 in Mason City, the daughter of Earl and Anita Nelson. She graduated from Mason City High School then went on and received her nursing degree. Deb worked as a nurse for more than 30 years, working at Mercy Hospital in Mason City, the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA, and Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls, IA.
She loved spending time with family and all of her grandchildren. She had a tremendous love for animals and birds of all sorts and spent a great deal of her time in her yard and garden. Deb was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.
Deb is survived by her husband: Richard Hartley; daughters: Cindy Nordman (George), Beth Hartley, both of Mason City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings: Judy Jones, Ken Nelson both of Carlsbad, NM, and Jeanne Cooley of Mars, PA.
Deb was preceded in death by her son: Zachery Hartley, and her parents: Earl and Anita Nelson.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of Mercy Hospital, Hospice of North Iowa and her special friends for the loving care given to Deb in the days of her latest illness.