Hartline Cemetery Obituaries


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                                                 Tombstone data and cemetery placements of Hartline Cemetery, Hartline,

                                              Grant County, Washington,  provided by Pat Rice, which will not be updated. 

                                               The cemetery that serves the community of Hartline in Grant County is on

                                         Highway 2 just south east of town which is located in the SE 1/4 of Sec 1 T25N R29E.

                                              Death records provided by Marge Womach with a request for contributions.




Adams, Infant, b. May 21 to 29, 1908, 73/1, w/Lynn, child of E.L. & Minnie, 73/3
Adams, Lynn E., b. 10/28/1895, d. 4/2/1911, 73/2, w/infant, child of E.L. & Minnie
Allen, Billie Jo, b. 1927, d. 1930, 75/6, s/o G.C. & Myrtle
Ames, Charles R. Sr., b. 11/8/1900, d. 5/25/1959, 46/4, ‘A great man, a wonderful father’
Ames, Earl,, d. 1904, 46/5
Anderson, Gustaf, 75/2
Appling, Gladys, b. 6/24/1898, d. 8/11/1900, 2/6, d/o W.H. & C.B.

Arnold, Nancy C., no dates, 115/1, mother;  “Mrs Nancy Arnold, aged 69, for many years a milliner of Hartline, was buried last Friday.  Her death came as a result of shock when the bandits who attempted robbery of the Hartline bank in September, shot out every window in her house, which adjoined the bank. When Mrs Arnold heard the explosion she lighted a lamp and narrowly escaped being shot. After the harrowing experience her health began to fail.” (Odessa Record: 1-15-1915)   

Arrand, Merle S., b. Aug 20, d. Nov 16, 1915, 105/1, infant
Ashlock, John, 35/4

Bakken, Mabel Wegge, b. 1905, d. 1995, 191/1, w/Sanford
Bakken, Sanford, b. 1906, d. 2002, s/Mabel, 191/2
Barber, James, no marker, RB, 175/2

Barber, Mrs, no marker, RB, 175/1
Barker, A., b. 1829, d. 1901, 9/1

Barmby, Margaret Hill, b. 1826, d. 1914, 15/3

Barron, Ester T., no marker, RB, 124/5

Bassett, Mrs., no marker, RB, 52/1

Beal, Elliott G., b. 8/15/1839, d. 4/24/1893, 41/1

Behne, Howard S., b. 1919, d. 1923, 80/6, w/Pearl, William

Behne, M. Ruth, b. 1920, d. 1996, 196/2, piano carved on stone

Behne, Pearl Z, b. 1891, d. 198, 80/5, w/Howard, William

Behne, William E., b. 1875, d. 195, 80/4, w/Howard, Pearl


Behne, Wm Keith            d. 3-25-2010

“Lifelong resident William Keith Behne passed away March 25, 2010 in Davenport , WA . Keith was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth, daughter-in-law, Connie Behne, and a brother Howard. He is survived by his children: Tim and Sheri Behne, Coulee City; Tom Behne, Hartline; Nancy Behne, Hartline; grandchildren Erin and Micah Miller, Richland; Kelly Behne and Tyler Gordon, Corvallis, OR; Chris and Stephanie Behne, Spokane; Byron and Amanda Behne, Odessa; and Nate Behne and Rory Schultz, Seattle; and one great granddaughter, Abra Miller, Richland. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Hartline Cemetery at 1 p.m. Pastor Dennis Cooper, officiating. Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, is care for the family.” (Spokesman Review: undated)


Benson, Constance, b. 5/171918, d. 10/9/1998, 188/1

Benson, Lloyd M., b. 1917, d. 1989, 188/2, w/Constance m=11/1/1941

Bisbee, Chester Adley, b. 10/2/1902, d. 9/10/1988, 21/2, 'Shorty'

Bishop, Florence Thomas, b. 1880, d. 1970, 84/5, RB = Sarah Florence Thomas

Bishop, R. Howard, b. 1897, d. 1955, 96/2

Bishop, Sena M., b. 1/31/1874, d. 9/11/1915, 96/1, wife of E.R.

Blackshaw, May E, b. 1912, d., 107/1, died at 7 months

Blain, Frank L., b. 1888, d. 1978, 213/2, father

Blain, Lyle P., b. 1916, d. 1932, 105/3, son

Blain, Mae Eleanor, b. 1890, d. 194, 213/1, mother

Bockemuehl, Elizabeth Ann, b. 1883, d. 1973, 74/2;  “Elizabeth A Bockemuhl (sic).—Her home, Hartline, WA. A member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hartline. Survived by 4 brothers: William Bockemuehl, Deer Park, WA; Albert Bockemuehl, Spokane, WA; Joseph Bockemuehl, Hartline, WA; George Bockemuehl, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be Friday, Sept 14, 7 p.m. from St Patrick’s Hall, Hartline, WA. Funeral Mass Saturday, Sept 15 at 10 a.m. St Patrick’s Church, Hartline, WA, Father William Byron officiating. Interment Hartline, WA, Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home, Hartline, WA, in charge.” (Spokesman Review: 9-14-1973)

Bockemuehl, Joseph Conrad, b. 1893, d. 1973, 74/3;  

“Gun Shot is Fatal.  Joseph Conrad Bockemuehl, retired Hartline area farmer, took his life by gunshot in Wilbur last Thursday afternoon. He stopped his car near the Community Presbyterian Church and fired one shot. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office investigated the incident.” (Wilbur Register: 11-15-1973) “Retired Hartline farmer Joseph Conrad Bockemuehl died Nov 8 in Wilbur.  Rosary was held Friday evening from St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hartline and the funeral mass was Saturday morning from the same church with Father William Byron officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Hartline Cemetery and the Robertson Funeral Home of Wilbur was in charge of arrangements. Mr Bockemuehl was born at Miles, Washington, on April 19, 1893, the son of Maxmillian and Mary Bockemuehl. He is survived by three brothers: William Bockemuehl, Deer Park, Albert Bockemuehl, Spokane and George Bockemuehl, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, plus numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hartline.” (Wilbur Register: 11-15-1973)


Bockemuehl, Matilda, b. 1855, d. 1948, 66/5, mother, RB=Mathilda ROW 5
Bockemuehl, Max, b. 1885, d. 1949, 66/6, son

Bockemuehl, Max, b. 3/1/1848, d. 7/18/1912, 66/4, h/o Matilda;

“Max Bockemuhl, age 64, who resides eight miles north of Hartline, died Wednesday, July 17th, due to heart disease. He is a brother to B Bockemuhl, pioneer of Davenport. The body was shipped to Hartline for burial.” (DT: 7-18-1912)


Bogart, Lorin E., b. 1880, d. d 1996, 180/1
Boger, Elmer Lee, b. 1931, d. 1947, 159/1
Boger, Harry A., b. 1880, d. 1958, 159/3, father

Boger, Nellie M., b. 1891, d. 1974, 159/2, mother;  “Nellie M Boger.—Of Hartline, WA. Charter Member Blind Springs Grange, Hartline Methodist Church. Survived by 3 sons, Harry Boger, Hartline, WA; Kenneth Donica, Spokane, WA; Robert Boger, Alexandria, VA; one daughter, Mrs Elizabeth Smith, Garfield, WA; 4 brothers, Terrell Neal, Oroville, WA; Glenn Neal, Monroe, WA; Willis Neal, Puyallup, WA; Percy Neal, Wenatchee, WA; 2 sisters, Mrs Lola Jayne, Mansfield, WA; Mrs Sylvia Reidt, Spokane, WA; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 18, 11 a.m. at the Hartline Methodist Church, Hartline, WA. The Rev Updike officiating. Interment Hartline Cemetery, Hartline, WA. Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata, WA, in charge of arrangements.” (Spokesman Review: 3-16-1974; Beck data card collection)

Boger, Shirley A., b. 2/10/1934, d. 9/28/2002, 159/5
Bolton, George L, b. 1898, d. 1971, 162/4
Bolyard, D. O., b. 1877, d. 1953, 155/1
Bolyard, Harriet Louise, b. 1880, d. 1953, 155/2
Bolyard, Infant, b. 4/14/1953, d. 6/16/1954, no given name

Bolyard, Infant, d. 11/12/1956, 177/2 RB=additional burial here, of infant girl

Bolyard, Infant, dau of Marilyn Ford Bolyard, RB=178/1

Bolyard, Oscar, b. 1909, d. 1995, 162/6, w/Selma

Bolyard, Selma M., b. 1910, d. 1982, 162/5, w/Oscar

Bonderenko, Gene E., b. 1937, d. 1991, 244/3

Borst, Frances Anna, b. 1908, d. 1975, 215/5, RN symbol

Borst, Frank G., b. 1909, d. 1983, 215/6, vet PHM1 Navy WW II

Bounderenko, Polly, b. 6/27/1917, d. 3/7/2002, 244/4

Bowker, J. Clarence Willis, b. 1880, d. 1903, 20/4, s/o George & Olive

Brandon, J. W., 1/6, *unmarked

Brewer, Van K., b. 1903, d. 1961, 176/5

Brimble, Esther A, b. 1888, d. 1976, 98/2, mother

Brockway, Ellsworth B., b. 1883, d. 1950, 113/4


Brown, Roy, b. 1912, d. 1975, 201/6;

“Roy Brown. Died: 6-02-1975. Birth: 11-04-1912, WA. Divorced. Father: Tony Brown. Mother: Mary Tavares. Burial: Hartline Cemetery, Hartline, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)


Brown, Scotty, Mar 12 to Oct 23, 1955, 177/4, c/o Mr. & Mrs. E.M. Brown

Brown, Zilla E. Osborn, b. 1871, d. 1925, 100/1

Brunner, Mrs. Ida, 97/3 & 5, *unmarked

Brunner, Russell, b. 1886, d. 1916, 97/1

Buckley, Ellen E, b. 11/9/1873, d. 10/16/191, 117/6, w/o George

Buckley, George A. Jr., b. 1900, d. 1936, 84/3, no last name on stone, w Buckleys

Buckley, Michael, d. 4/6/1894, 40/1, 46y

Bundschue, Rhonda, b. 1873, d. 1916, 6/3

Burch, Wendall, b. 1893, d. 1918, 83/2

Buritt, Amanda, no stone, RB=56/2

Burritt, Richard, d. 3/29/1904, 64y8m14d, 56/1, h/o Amanda.  "Burritt, Richard, d. 3/29/1904, 64y8m14d, 56/1, h/o Amanda; "Death has entered another home and once more we are called upon to chronicle the sad event. Richard Burritt, one of our most respected citizens and old settlers of the county, died at the family residence two and a half miles north of Hartline, Wednesday evening, March 29, after an illness lasting but five days.—Standard." (Citizen: 4-08-1904)



Hartline Cemetery, Douglas County, Washington

files used with permission of Pat Rice, Thank you Pat!

Obituaries submitted  to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2010.

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