BLOOMINGTON — Kara Elizabeth Hartrich, 4, of Bloomington died at 5:50 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17, 2014) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Father Ric Schneider, O.F.M., officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her sister’s education fund in care of the First Robinson Savings Bank, N.A. 501 E. Main St., Robinson, IL 62454.

Kara was born Jan. 17, 2010, in Normal, the daughter of Chris and Roxanne Miller Hartrich.

Survivors include her brother, Tyler Patrick Jenkins, and her sister, Kaylee Michelle Hartrich, both of Bloomington. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Michael and Eleanor Miller, Bloomington; and her paternal grandmother, Eileen Hartrich, Robinson.

She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Lisa (Hartrich) Clay, Christopher; Michelle Hartrich-Jackson, Bloomington; Brett and Louis Hartrich, Bloomington; Bruce Hartrich, Greenwood, Ind.; Lori Hartrich, Columbus, Ohio; Matthew Hartrich, Robinson; Justin Hartrich, Aurora; Chris Miller, Grandville; and Rob Lantz, Tampico; and 27 cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Paul Keith Hartrich; her paternal great-grandparents, Paul (Clara) Hartrich and Louis (Ethel) Hardiek; and her maternal great-grandparents, Dorothy Miller and Ruth Konke.

Kara was a happy little girl who always greeted you with a hug and a smile. She loved to dance and sing, and she liked to dress up as a princess every day. She brought happiness and joy to everyone around her. Her amazing sense of humor and warm heart touched the lives of many.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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