Christy Ann Hartzler, 27, was head of the varsity soccer team and coach at Delavan High School in Springfield, Illinois. She and her newborn baby girl died in a Springfield motel room late in August, 2004. Their bodies were found less than two miles from the apartment that Hartzler shared with a woman. No report was given as to how far along Hartzler was with her pregnancy. Christy Ann was a hometown girl, having attended Delavan schools, where she played volleyball. Her mother, Cathy Hartzler, worked as a secretary at the high school. ”She was a very kind and compassionate person,” Delavan Superintendent Mary Parker said. “She always rose to the challenge to help any student throughout the school district.”
This quilt block was created by Jan Lapetino.