Dorothy Speck Hartenstein

Obituary Notice

Dorothy Speck Hartenstein, 81, of Rogers, AR, formerly of Little Rock, died December 26 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas.

Mrs. Hartenstein and her husband owned and operated Hartenstein Elevator Co. in Little Rock for a number of years. Upon her retirement she became an avid gardener and supportive grandmother. Mrs. Hartenstein attended Sullins College and The University of Arkansas, where she was a Razorback cheerleader and a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Hartenstein and son Ray Hartenstein. She is survived by her family, Ann and Pat Morrison of Rogers, Kay Saatchi of London, England, Margie and Jimmy Lackie of Memphis and her brother, Cy Speck of Little Rock, grandchildren Bo and Molly Morrison, Robyn and John Nolen, Taylor and Chloe Lackie, and Phoebe Saatchi and great-grandchildren Sophie, Charlie, and Meg Nolen.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock with graveside service to follow at National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of your choice.


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  • Dear Ann and Robyn: What an amazing woman Ms. Dot was! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know her, and the great legacy that she has left in all of you. I know that you take comfort in knowing that she is safe at Home. Please know that Rick and I are thinking of you.
    Lindsey and Rick Lorence 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • My deepest sympathy to Dot's beautiful family. She loved you all dearly. She has and always will have a special place in my heart. My love to all of you.
    Lauren Mitcham Thurman 
    Nashville Tennessee
  • Ann, I was sorry to read your Mother's obituary in yesterday's paper. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time. 
    Betsy Lavender 
    Little Rock, Arkansas