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Cathy Hartman

Jan 21st, 1973 - Apr 9th, 2021

Graveside Memorial Ceremony:  6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Louisville


     Cathy Jo Hartman, age 48, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021.

     She was born January 21, 1973, in Effingham, the daughter of Joseph E. and Betty Lou (Harrington) Hartman. 

     Cathy was a 1991 graduate of Flora High School.  She had worked for Flora Burger King for over 20 years and considered her co-workers to be part of her extended family.  Being outdoors as well as opportunities to spend time with friends and family were important to her.  Cathy’s caring heart was truly most uplifted by her daughter, Cherish.  She loved watching her participate in sports and simply found pride and joy in being her mom.

     Cathy is survived by her daughter, Cherish Lynn Cope of Flora, as well as her extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

     A graveside memorial ceremony to celebrate Cathy’s life will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Louisville.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to assist the family with expenses, and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Jared Mellody

April 12th

Cathy was always a pleasure to work with. She could always make your day if you where feeling good down. Closing with her at night was always the most fun. I will miss seeing her at work. Thoughts and prayers to Cherish.

Melissa eikenhorst

April 12th

Cherish I'm so sorry your mom was one of my friends in school I'm so sorry she was a wonderful friend and will be missed RIP Cathy

Beverly Linder

April 12th

One of my favorite people to work with at Burger King. She definitely loved being your mom Cherish. She will be missed.

Christopher Linder

April 12th

Loved working with her and all the frustration we shared would always turn to laughter!! You will be missed

lucy eckelberry and will landreth

April 12th

Cathy was a great person that would help anyone she could, a kind, generous soul. nothing made her more happy than her daughter. RIP cousin. Cherish you have a very large extended family and we will support you any way we can.

Tammy Wyman

April 12th

Sorry for your loss Charity. May you find peace and comfort during this time.

Cadette Roddy

April 12th

Its seems like such a nightmare that you are gone and it seems so not real. Cathy BK will never be the same without you there. You will be greatly miss by so many. I will forever and always miss and love you. You was such w great person wnd someone that would do.anything for anyone. I am so blessed that I had the chsnce to meet you and a chance to beabke to call you family. I sure am going to miss our laughs and being able to call you Kit Kat and seeing you smile every time. Thanks for always being there snd being such a blessing and such a team player at BK. Your legacy and the memory of you will forever go on. Love your Kit Kat til we meet again rest in peace.

Sherry Thomas

April 12th

Cherish from our family you are in our thoughts and prayers. I worked with your Mom and she always made it a great day or night. Always Sherry, Macie Greenwood, Desirae Greenwood Johnathan Greenwood

Lois and Carl Workman

April 12th

so sorry for your loss of your mother she loved you and we will miss her very much .

Jennifer Davis

April 12th

Sending hugs and prayers to Cherish.....She had a heart of gold!!


April 12th

Worked with Cathy at pizza hut. She was a sweetie. Sorry for your loss.

April 13th

So sorry to hear about Cathy, she was always so friendly and nice

annette king

April 12th

she waa a great friend of mine in my earliee years i used to go crusing with her and she always made me laugh so hard when i was depressed rip kathy

Mike and Sharon Gray

April 12th

So sorry for your loss. Kathy was a joy to be around and so pleasant to be around. Prayers of comfort for the family and friends.

Mandy Haskins

April 12th

Cathy was my Cousin we had a lot of fun together growing up I’m gonna miss you


April 13th

I use too work at burger king and Cathy was one of the best person that I worked with. We had our small chats whenever we went as busy. We had so many memories there together, you were truly amazing I'm gonna miss you.

Jennifer Shermer

April 13th

She was a sweet and caring lady. I will miss seeing her Facebook posts and comments.

Gina Bryant

April 13th

Cathy was such an amazing person. She would do anything for anyone. She was such a pleasure to know and work with. Cherish I am so sorry for your loss.

Judith A Plotz

April 14th

Sincere condolence to Cathy's daughter Cherish. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your mother was a such a sweetheart.

Terry Igert

April 15th

So sorry for your loss!!! Praying for the family!!!

Harry Penry

April 16th

Cathy always seemed happy and truly loved her Daughter. I always looked for her when I was in Burger King. She was always helpful and positive



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