Rev. James Robert Hartland, 92 of Lebanon, died Sunday February 10, 2013 in Lebanon, OH. Born June 21, 1920 to Walter Daniel and Alice Maud (nee: Wilson) Hartland in Johnstown, PA. James received his Bachelors from Mt Union College, his STM degree from Boston University School of Theology and MED from the University of Pittsburgh in Religious Education. He was active in the Tipp City Rotary and served as President. James also served as the secretary and chair of the West Ohio Higher Education Conference and was on the board of trustees for Mt. Union College. James was a minister for over 40 years serving at 17 different Methodist Churches through Ohio and Pennsylvania.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jane (nee: Croft) Hartland, one son, Gregory Croft Hartland, two brothers and three sisters.
James is survived by his one son, Joel Richard (Joleen) Hartland of Sleepy Hollow, IL, one daughter Marilee Alice (Richard) Lake of Tipp City, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Saturday, March 16th from 1:30 until 2:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM at the Otterbein-Lebanon United Methodist Church. Also, a service will be held Saturday, May 18th, at 1:00 PM, at the Grove Avenue United Methodist Church in Johnstown, PA. Inurnment will take place in Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James Hartland’s name to Hospice of Warren County, Otterbein United Methodist Church, Otterbein Benevolent Care Fund and United Methodist Committee on Relief. Arrangements made by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.hoskinsfh.com.