Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Nancy L. Hartrum, 93, of Wooster passed away Monday, November 28, 2022 at Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare.

She was born November 22, 1929 in Sidney, OH to Harrison and Wilma McCullough Ward. In 1966, she married Newell H. Hartrum.  He preceded her in death in 2012.

Nancy worked as a legal secretary for Critchfield, Critchfield and Johnston Law Office and retired in 2002.  She enjoyed reading, cross stitching and knitting many baby blankets that were donated to Wooster Community Hospital AUX for sale in the gift shop.

She is survived by her children Timothy Bickel of Sidney, Kerry Hartrum of Shelby, NC, Julie (Larry) Gigax of Wooster and Meg Clark of Towaco, NJ; grandchildren Todd Bickel, Aimee (Tim) Dye, Brett Bickel, Kris (Dani) Hartrum, Dustin Hartrum, Adam Hartrum, Jameson Hartrum, Erin (Andy) Buchholz, Kaitlin (Ben) Turshen, Ryan (Hakime) Eland and Megan Eland; great grandchildren Caroline Bickel, Anne-Marie Bickel, Charlie Bickel, Luke Dye, Taylor Dye, Michael Buchholz, Owen Buchholz, Carter Buchholz, Remy Turshen, Melissa Eland, Ella Eland, Max Hartrum and Woody Hartrum.

Along with her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, daughters-in-law Judy Bickel and Debbi Hartrum; sisters Mary Watkins, Marjorie Roach, Betty Lee and Helen McFee.

A Service of Remembrance will be held Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster.  Rev. David Rice will be officiating.

Family and Friends will be received 1-hour prior to the service at the church.

Contributions may be directed to Wooster Community Hospital AUX, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, OH is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. My condolences to Tim, Meg, Kerry, Julie and your families. Nancy was a very special lady who was my remaining McCullough first cousin. We were playmates when the family visited with our Grandmother Sarah Adeline McCullough Layman. She and I reconnected after we both were retired and we talked on the phone several times a year. Her California cousin–Shirley

  2. My sympathies to Nancy’s family. I cleaned for Nancy for years and had become great friends. Such a wonderful lady who loved her family greatly..

    Connie Simpson

  3. My sympathies to the family.She was a very special person.

  4. To Meg and your extended family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom and hope that you all can find comfort in the wonderful memories of a what a thoughtful, giving woman/mother she was. A special shout out to Julie who took such wonderful care of her up to her passing. I know it was a difficult time for all but she is at peace.

    Again my deepest sympathy,
    Meg’s longtime friend Lynn Sydlo

  5. I send my condolences to Nancy’s family. I knew her when we both worked as volunteers at Wooster Community Hospital, and knew what a fine and caring person she was.

  6. Volunteered at WCH same time as Nancy did no matter time etc or job she knew all the names volunteers. God please be with her family

  7. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

  8. I’m so very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was an amazing lady with a heart of gold.
    We volunteered together at the hospital and she could always find something to smile about. What a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. I will miss her beautiful smile and twinkling eye ( even if they didn’t work too well, but she never complained)
    What a classy lady!

  9. Our sympathies to Nancy’s family. We have fond memories of Newell and Nancy as neighbors. She was such a special person.
    Gennie and JC Johnston


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