Fortified by the anointing of the Holy Catholic Church, The Reverend Paul Marion Hartley passed away peacefully at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
A prayer service will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Boonville, Missouri, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 with a rosary to be prayed at 4 p.m. and evening prayers at 5:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral, with a rosary to be prayed at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow in the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery.
Father Paul M. Hartley was born August 13, 1955, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the son of the late Herman Hartley and the late Martha Bechtold Hartley. He is survived by his sisters Jayne (John) Evatte and Monica Hartley, and his brother Mark Hartley, seven nieces and nephews, plus his brother priests.
Father Hartley attended SS. Peter & Paul Catholic School and graduated from Laura Speed Elliott High School, both in Boonville. He attended Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri from 1973-1977 and St. John’s Seminary, St. Cloud, Minnesota from 1977-1981. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 30, 1981, by the Most Reverend Michael F. McAuliffe, Bishop of Jefferson City, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
His pastoral assignments were:
Associate Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City
Pastor, Church of the Risen Savior Parish, Rhineland
Pastor, St. Andrew Parish, Tipton
Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Shelbina and St. Patrick Parish, Clarence
Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Owensville and St. Alexander Parish, Belle
Pastor, St. George Parish, Linn
Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Macon and Mission of Sacred Heart, Bevier
Administrator of Shrine of St. Patrick, St. Patrick, St. Michael Parish, Kahoka, and the Mission of St. Martha, Wayland
Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Vandalia and Mission of St. John, Laddonia
Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Glasgow and St. Joseph Parish, Slater
Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery City and St. Patrick Parish Jonesburg
Pastor, Church of the Resurrection Parish, Wellsville
Father Hartley celebrated his 25th Anniversary of Holy Priesthood in August 13, 2006 at the Shrine of St. Patrick Parish, St. Patrick. He celebrated his 40th Priestly Anniversary on May 30, 2021, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Montgomery City.
Memorial contributions are suggested to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, or the Little Sisters of the Poor, Kansas City, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at: www.howardfh.com.