HARTLINE, Mary Ann, 78, of Fontana, passed away peacefully at home on December 29 after a protracted battle with breast cancer.
Born in Tiltonsville, OH, in 1935 to Leonce and Cecelia Favede, Mary Ann moved to Fontana in 1957 to join relatives who had relocated from the Ohio Valley. The move allowed her to be closer to her husband, Charles (Hank) Hartline, who was stationed at the naval base in San Diego.
In 1955 Mary Ann earned her nursing degree from Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing. She and her fellow nursing students remained steadfast friends talking weekly and meeting all together annually.
Later that same year she married Hank, whom she met and fell in love with during high school. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on December 4. After Hank's discharge from the navy, the couple remained in Fontana where they raised three sons, Mark, Keith, and Eric.
Almost immediately upon arrival in Fontana, Mary Ann began a long career at what is now Kaiser Permanente where she managed several clinical departments, ultimately concentrating on family medicine at both the Fontana and Ontario locations. At Kaiser, she cultivated permanent and enduring friendships. After retiring in 1993, she helped grow and expand the retirees association, as well as being involved with the local chapter of the American Cancer Society and The Chamber of Commerce.
While her three sons were growing up, Mary Ann always participated with booster and fundraiser organizations that supported their academic and sports activities, such The Sideliners and the Affiliates of The Webb Schools.
In 1976 while maintaining careers and raising families, Mary Ann and her dear friend and business partner, Shirley Raney, opened Olde Stuff, a shop specializing in antiques and collectibles. Olde Stuff grew and thrived for several years, and when the physical store in Fontana closed, their business continued in antique malls and craft fairs across the Inland Empire. Once again, a familiar pattern repeated itself - customers converted into permanent friends.
She had an incredibly wide range of hobbies and interests in which she would immerse herself passionately and completely, some of which were cooking, jewelry, coins, knitting, baskets, beading, cards and table games, bingo, horse racing, Native- American art, the Los Angeles Lakers, antiques, memorabilia, and collectibles.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Hank and her three sons and their spouses: Mark and Wendy of San Diego, Keith of Riverside, and Eric and Matthew of New York City. She leaves behind four beloved grandchildren: Nicholas, Alexandra, Danielle, and Cassandra. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Betty Favede of St. Clairsville, OH.
Strangers who started as patients, roommates, acquaintances, neighbors, co- workers, colleagues, fellow volunteers, parents of her sons' friends, and customers transformed into life- long friends whom she cherished and loved absolutely.
These dear friends are invited to join her family at Dickey Mortuary in Fontana on Tuesday, January 7 from 6:308:30 p.m. for visitation and for funeral services on Wednesday, January 8 at 10 a.m.
Donations may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society (cancer. org) to promote research and advocacy.