Hart Family Newsletters
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Hi and Merry Christmas
to everyone from the folks here in the Bootheel of Missouri & other places around the Country.

Advance, MO
Aunt Ora Hart who lives in the Nursing home at Advance, MO fell Christmas Day (Dec. 2007) & was taken to the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau for treatment. She had to have 32 stitches on her face & then transferred back to the Nursing Home. She hahad to go back to the hospital three times since then.

Nampa, ID
Jamerson Riley Baker arrived August 9, 2007 at Nampa, ID to Hayley J. (Tucker) & Dustin Baker. Congraulations to the parent's, the grandfather Dan Tucker & step grandmother Melissa Tucker. Haley's mother was the late Jody (Hart) Tucker & her grandparents was the late Ezra & Geneva Hart & they lived in Longview, WA.

Hayley's brother Barry M. Tucker is a 1st Lt. - Electronic Warfare Officr in the U.S. Air Force. You can go to GOOGLE on your computer & type in "compass call" and find an airforce.gov site that shows & talks about the Aircraft EC130H of which Barry is a crew member. Note: Received the above information from Dan Tucker of Boise, ID to late for the 2007 Newsletter. Thanks, Dan for sending the information.

Beverton, Washington
Received the following from Dan Wilkinson on April 15, 2008:
Good Morning M.A.
Just had to let you know that I'm a grandpa again.This morning at 4:20AM Isaac Christopher Aman was born He belongs to my Daughter Danielle Rayne (Wilkinson) Aman He was 8lb and 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are great. Have a great week cousin. Your always in our prayers. --- Dan Wilkinson.

Providence, OR
Isaac Christopher Aman arrived 15 Apr 2008 to Christopher & Danielle R. (Wilkinson) Aman. Congraulations to the parent's, the grandparent, Dan & Lynn Wilkinson of Beverton, OR., the great grandparents, Patsy (Aslin) & Jim Lucas of Vidor, TX

Ruby Jane Hart arrived 13 Aug 2006 to Seth & Erin Hart. Congraulations to the parent's. Seth is the son of the late Michel (Mike) Hart & grandson of the late Ezra & Geneva Hart, of Kelso, WA.

Camp Verde, AZ Forrest Hart Garside arrived in July 2008 at Camp Verde, AZ to Kristina Marie (Martinez) & Jason Garside. Congraulations to Kristina & Jason, the grandparents, Connie & Andrew Martinez, & the great grandmother Marie Sue (Hart) Fulks & step great grandfther Gene Fulks.

Dexter, MO
Sharon (Hart) Burns & her daughter Jamie Burns of Blanco, OK came for a visit in May 2008. The last time they was here was in April 2001 Sharon & Jamie are the daughter & granddaughter of our late brother James Vick Hart & Norma Beck Hart. Sure enjoyed their visit.

Fayette, MO
Kody Louis Gilbow & Cortney Lynn Faypel exchanged marriage vowels on May 24, 2008 at the Midway Farms in Fayette, MO Cortney is the daughter of Brian and Mary (Korth) Loyd of Columbia, MO. Kody is the son of Kerry & Carol Gilbow of Dexter, MO. & grandson of Vera (Hart) (Gilbow) Ross of Dexter & the grandson of the late Amie Gilbow. Congraulations to Cortney & Kody & we wish you the best in the future. On Tuesday after the wedding, Kody?s grandmother Vera (Hart) (Gilbow) Ross flew to illiamsburg, VA & spent the remainder of May & June with her sister Helen McClintick & her She returned home in Dexter on July 1st.

Joplin, MO
Ian Joseph Tepe graduated from the Joplin High School on May 18, 2008 & will be attending the Southern University of Joplin, MO. Ian is the son of John & Mandie (Jennings) Tepe of St. Joseph, MO, the grandson of Ruth (Hart) Jennings & the late Jack Jennings. Congraulations Ian & we wish you the best in the future.

St. Charles, MO Amie Noble graduated from the Francis Howell High School in St. Charles County, MO in June 2008 & will be attending the University of Missouri. Amie is the daughter of Mike & Jill (Hart) Noble & granddaughter of Ruth (Hart) Jennings of Dexter & the late Jack Jennings. Congraulations Amie & we wish you the best in future.

Gilbert, AZ.
Hannah Beth Roussel & Gregory Ryan Davies were married on Jan. 3rd, 2008 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Beth is the daughter of & Patty Roussel of Gilbert,AZ., the granddaughter of Marie (Hart) Roussel of Chandler, AZ & the late Kenneth Roussel Gregory is the son of Cad & Katie Davies. Congraulations to Hannah & Gregory & we wish you the best in the future.

Jeremy Jay Roussel & Kayla Viola Williams were married on May 10th, 2008 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Jeremy is the son of Bobby & Patty Roussel of Gilbert, AZ, the grandson of Marie (Hart)Roussel of Chandler, AZ & the late Kenneth Roussel. Kayla is the daughter of Richard & Verla Johnson. Congraulations Jeremy & Kayla & we wish you the best in the future.

Gilbertt, AZ
Alexis Layne Roussel & Riley Richards Smith was married 21 June 2008 at the Mesa, Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later day Saints. Alexis is the daughter of Robert & Patti Roussel of Gilbert, AZ. the grand daughter of Marie (Hart) Roussel of Chandler, AZ & the late Kenneth Roussel. Riley Ken Rizzulo of Gilbert, AZ. Congraulations Alexis & Riley, & we wish you the best in the future.

Syracuse, N, Y,
Erin Hart Homewood graduated from Syracuse University in May 2008. She is currently working on her application and getting her volunteer requirment in, so she can apply to Physcian Assistant school. She is the daughter of Cynthia M. (McClintick) & George Homewood & granddauther of Helen (Hart) & William (Bill) McClintick. Congraulations Erin & we wish you the best in the future.

Dexter, MO
Kevin Hart graduated from the Dexter High School in Dexter, MO on May , 2008. Kevin is the son of Kim Hart & step son of Brenda Hart & my nephew. Congraulations Kevin & we wish you the best in the future.

Afganistan, Dec 2008
Cpl. Alex Noble is with the Air Borne Special Forces in Afganistan. He is the son of Mike & Jill (Jennings) Noble & grandson of Ruth (Hart) Jennings & the late Jack Jennings.

Folks's, we need to keep Alex & all our Military troops in our thoughts & daily prayer for their safety everyday.

Washington, D.C.
Travis & Diana Swallow's are stationed near Washigton, D. C. & his duties are in the Pentigon & her duties are at Bowling AFB. They live at Arlington, VA. Both have been in the Air Force for 16 years & both have been promoted to M/Sgt. They have two children Ellaina Christine, age 6 & Cole Allen, age 1. Travis is the son of Donna Mansfeid & grandson of Christine (Hart) & Neal mansfield of Dudley, MO. Congraulations Travis & Diana.St. Elmo, IL Crystal Denise Guffey, 48 of rural St. Elmo died at 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at St. Anthony Hospital, Effingham, IL. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, at Giseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with burial at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 30, at Gieseking Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Crystal was born on September 11, 1959, in Effingham, the daughter of Leon and Fleeta Williams Guffey. She was affiliated with the Christian Church. Crystal was a great Cardinals fan, an avid bird watcher, and very much enjoyed all the plants, flowers, and vegetable gardens around her home. She is survived by her mother: Fleeta Guffey, St. Elmo; 2 brothers: Dennis (Debbie) Guffey, Altamont and Henry Guffey, St. Elmo; 2 sisters: Jeanette (Dennie) Salmons, Kerrville, TX, and Judy (Larry) Gallion, Harrodsburg, KY; and several nieces and nephews. Crystal was preceded in death by her father and sister, Priscilla Stockton.
Note: Crystal's mother Fleeta Guffey is related on our Grandma Hannah Iona (Melton) Hart's side of the family.

Carmi IL
Kelly Bridgeman, 86, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He worked for Superior/Mobil Oil Co. and was a World War II Army veteran and member of First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Lilly; sons, Dennis, Rod and Jeff; sisters, Lois Holland and Hollis Webb; brothers, J.R., O.D. and George; six grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell Funeral Home, burial in Union Ridge Cemetery.Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m.

Chandler, AZ
William S. (Bill) Hart, 70 of Chandler, passed away February 12, 2008. Bill was born in New Madrid County, Missouri to the late Star Hart & Elizabeth (Grampp) Hart. Bill moved to Chandler in the early 1950's. His wife Mary; children, Beth Howlier and Nancy Morgan; sisters, Christine Mansfield, Marie Roussell, Sue Fulks; and brother, Stan Hart survive him. He also leaves three grandchildren, Blake, Hannah and Clint. One brother Edgar preceded him in death. A memorial service to honor Bill's life will be held at 10 a. m. on Mon., Feb 18, 2008 at Bueler Mortuary, 14 W.Hulet Dr., Chandler, AZ.

Dexter, MO, March 5, 2008
Eloise (Mrs. M. A.) Hart Anita Eloise Hart, daughter of the late Lawrence Albie and Lillian Irene (Lewis) Myrick was born May 20, 1930 in Parma, MO and passed away at her home in Dexter, MO on Mar. 3rd, 2008 at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 6 days. She was saved & joined the First Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter on Jan. 23rd, 1955 and a faithful member the rest of her life. She was an Avon Representive for over 43 years. Mrs. Hart had lived in Parma & Dexter most of her life. On Aug. 27. 1948 she married M. A. Hart in Piggott, AR. and two son's were born to this marriage, Alan Leigh and Kim Martin Hart. Surviving are the two sons, Alan & his wife Della of Advance, MO and Kim and his wife Brenda of Dexter. Four grandchildren, Shelly Young of Bloomfield, MO., Corey Hart of Bloomfield, MO., Kevin, & Amanda Hart of Dexter, MO. Five great grandchildren Dylan and Brooke Bader, Sierra Young, Dalton Hart and Kaylea Hart of Bloomfield. Three step grandchildren, Tina Ulrich, of Advance, MO., Amanda Gee, Stephenie Gee, of Dexter, MO. Three step great grandchildren Luke Livingston, Bell City, MO. Bethany Scherer of Advance, Ryan Thrower, Dexter, MO., one brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Doris Hart of Branson, MO., several cousins, nephews and nieces and many, many friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Leon Myrick and Richard Lee Myrick. Friends may call at the Rainey Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 pm. to 8 p.m for visitation. Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey Funeral Home Chapel at 2: p.m. with Rev. Jerry Hart officiating and Rev. Curtis Porter assisting. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, MO. Rainey - Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers, Corey Hart, G-son, Dylan Bader, G. G-Son, Kevin Hart, G-Son, Perry Hart, Nephew, Tommy Menley, Friend, Steve Lewis, Second Cousin.

The following obituary was sent to me by Leroy Dees, 22 March 2008
Amil Thomas Cornille, Sr., 64, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Services will be at 2: p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Brian Lenich officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at the funeral home. Mr. Cornille was a retired supervisor at Balnox Construction. He was born Oct. 30, 1943, in West Frankfort, IL to Emil and Geraldine Delvoy Cornille. He married Christina Cornille on July 14, 1986. He is survived by his wife, Christina Cornille of West Frankfort; two daughters and a son-in law, Angela Cornille of Herrin and Rebecca and Anthony Sandusky of Herrin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Amil Jr. and Justeen Cornille of West Frankfort and Bradley James Cornille of West Frankfort; three grandchildren, Anthony Jr., Elizabeth and Olivia; mother, Geraldine Cornile of West Frankfort; brother Emil Cornille of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews. He was proceded in death by his father and sister, Elsie Stoll. Note. Amil was the son of Lena Nelson Cornille & grandson of our great unt Elsie Hart (Melton) Nelson & great uncle Henry Frank Nelson.

Girard, IL
Elsie Elizabeth Stoll , 80, died at 12:05 A.M. Saturday November 17, 2007 at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard. She was born November 25, 1926 in West Frankfort, IL the daughter of Emil & Lena (Nelson) Cornille. She married Clarence J. "Smokey" Stoll in 1946 in West Frankfort, he procedes her in death. Elsie graduated from West Frankfort High School. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Girard, Girard Women's club and the Order of the Eastern Star, Girard Chapter #117. She is survived by daughters; Karen L. (Randy) Fetter of Girard, IL; Kathy E. ( Steve) Miller of Chatham, IL; Kristy E. (Kelly) Furlow of Springfield, IL; stepdaughter, Darlene (Jack) Wright of Tucson, AZ; brother, Emil "Junior" (Charlene) Cornille of Metropolis, IL; half brother, Amil Cornille; 14 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10: 30 - 11:30 A.M. Tuesday November 20, 2007 at the 1st Baptist Church in Girard with the services starting at 11:30 A.M. at the Church. Memorials may be made to the 1st Baptist Church, Girard. Rev. J. Charles White and Rev. Howard Shockey will officiate with burial in the Girard Cemetery. Pallbearers; Clint Fetter , Brad Miller, Dustin Fetter, Steve Miller, Randy Fetter, Kelly Furlow, Mitchell Stoll Britz & Ken Spencer. Arrangements under the direction of Calvert & Ferry Funeral Homes, Girard, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Harrisburg, IL
James Curtis Melton, 85, of Eldorado, passed away in Decatur, Ga., at 1:18 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2008, at Odyssey Health Care Center. He was the widower of Lorene (Hedger) Melton. James was born in Eldorado on March 16, 1923, the son of the late Cecil A. and Edith E. (Upton) Melton. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a pipefitter for Local No. 636 in Detroit, Mich. James is survived by three brothers, Doyle E. (Marie) Melton of Texas, Cecil L. (Shirley) Melton of Tennessee and Gary D. (Lou Ann) Melton of Georgia; and a sister-in-law, Martha Imboden of Eldorado. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Eugene Melton and Kenneth Gerald Melton; and a sister, Lois Riley. He was cremated at his request. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Wolf Creek emetery with military and Masonic honors.

CARMI, IL April 28, 2008
Gladys Louise Langford, 93, Carmi, died early Saturday morning, April 26, 2008 at Deaconess Hospice in Evansville, Ind. She was born Feb. 2, 1915 in Carmi, the daughter of Willis and Barbara (Wiegele) Hargrave. She married Darrel E. Langford on April 14, 1935 at Harrisburg, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2001. Mrs. Langford started to work in 1932 for Ainsbrooke in Carmi, where she met and married her husband. She worked there until her retirement. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Darlene Langford of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandsons, David, Donald and Douglas Langford; five greatgrandchildren, Jason, Justin, Ainslie, Andrew and Zachary Langford; and three great-great-granddaughters, Bailey, Chloe and Madison. She as preceded in death by three brothers, Aaron, Sam and Frang Hargrave; and four sisters, Madge Bright, Irene Brown, and Wilma Hankins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stendeback Family Funeral Home/Kittinger-Fair in Carmi, with burial in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be left at Kittinger-fairfuneralhome.com.

Harrisburg, Illinois, May 12, 2008
Iris Feuquay, 89, of 1137 Lincoln St., Eldorado, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Fountain View Nursing Home. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with Bro. Herb Buche officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2008, at the funeral home. She was born July 9, 1918, and was the daughter of Ola (Catlin) Kyle and Elliott "Red" Widick. She was united in marriage to Lester Feuquay on May 28, 1938, in Harrisburg, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2007. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Eldorado. She worked for several years at Pearce Hospital. Iris is survived by two sons, Marty Feuquay and Donna of Harrisburg and Les Feuquay and Myra of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Sandra Patchett and husband Marty of Sesser; a brother-in-law, Charles Feuquay and Mia of Murray, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Marie Bennett of Eldorado; eight grandchildren, Angie and Jack Kincaid of Tucson, Ariz., Derek and Kathryn Feuquay of Portland, Ore., Jane and Keith Barker of Houston, Texas,Ross Rayburn, Tracy and Jeff Bonora of O'Fallon, Mo., Brad and Abbie Miller of Marion, Jeff and Mary Patchett of Oblong and Lindy and Isaiah Stonecipher of Ft. Worth, Texas; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. For those who desire, contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice.

Alfred Fremont Spencer assed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born to Chancey Cook and Minnie Pearl Hart Spencer at the Spencer country home near Carmi on March 14, 1913. He married Alice Margaret Jones Jan. 3, 1948. After serving in the military during World War II, he was engaged in farming and later worked for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. He had spent winters in Ft. Myers, Fla. since retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Alice. Other survivors include his nephew, John Spencer of San Francisco, Calif.; nieces, Mary Jane Spencer of Indianapolis, Ind., Juli McKnight Healy of Evansville, Ind., Diane McKnight Brown of Conroe, Texas, Lucy McKnight Scott of Carmi and Susan Spencer Sample of Jupiter, Fla.; a tepnephew, Roger Given of Evansville, Ind.; and stepnieces, Judith Given Geurin of Greyling, Mich., Clarissa Ripper Frampton of Missouri City, Texas, and Ramona Given Reid of Indianapolis, Ind. He was predeceased by his parents and his stepfather, Ulla D. Given; brothers Earl, John and Raymond; sisters Lucille Spencer Lamar and Alma Wave McKnight Spencer; stepbrothers Fred "Banty" Given, Mose Given, Ervin Given and Robert Given; stepsister Helen Given Ripper; nephew Chancey Lee McKnight; nieces Beverly Lamar Carpenter, Linda Lamar Reynolds and Alice Jane Spencer Welman; and stepnephews Richard "Dick" Given and Wallace Wayne Given. Visitation and funeral services will be Wednesday, June 18, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and continues until the funeral time at 11 am. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi.

Advance, MO Sep 24, 2008,
Sylvester Bridgeman, 86, of Advance was born June 13, 1922, at Glennon, the son of the late Andrew and Anna Hosenfeld Bridgeman, and died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at the Advance Nursing Center. Sylvester was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in World War II. Sylvester and Almeda Ladd were united in marriage on Feb. 3, 1950 at Piggott, Ark., and she survives of the home. Other surviveors include a daughter, Sharon Hart of Swinton; (Sharon is the wife of our cousin Amos ?Butch? Hart), a brother, William Bridgeman of Esses; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry, two sisters; and a brother. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, sept. 22, 2008, at Morgan funeral Home in Advance with Rev. Charles Woodward officiating. Interment followed at Morgan Memorial Park at Advance.

Fair Grove, MO, 5 Sep 2008
Margaret Jean (Olson) Montgomery, 61, of Fair Grove, MO., passed away on Friday Sep. 5, 2008, in St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, MO. She was buried at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Fair Grove, MO. Her husband is Gerald M.Montgomery shown on page #174 of the James Hart Book.

Stanford, MO., 7 Sep 2008
Cleo Ward) Edith Montgomery, 95 of Straford, MO passed away on Sunday Sep. 7, 2008 at the Strafford Care Center. She was buried at the Cabool Cemetery, Cabool, MO. Her son is Gerald Montgomery & her sister is Edna Coats of Cabool, MO. If you all will remember Edna, her late husband Mansel Coats, her daughter Marylyn & her grandson Cody attended our Hart Reunion here in Dexter back in 1984 Cleo's son Gerald Montgomery is also shown on page #174 of the James Hart Book. Gerald, you have our deepest sympathy

Shelbyville, TN 24 Oct 2008
Gene Thomas Morris, 76, of Winchester, died Wednesday at the Golden Living Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Dale Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Note: Gene is shown in the James Hart Family Book on pages #241 & #294

SIKESTON, Mo 20 Nov 2008.
Sharon Hart, Richard (Dick) Hart wife lost her sister- in-law Diann Smith, 57 on Nov 19 Nov 2008 in Sikeston, MO. Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Want to express my sympathy to all these families who have lost loved one this past year.

31st Annual Hart
Reunion Dexter, MO.
June 1, 2008

The 31st Annual Hart Reunion was held June 1st at the American Legion Building in Dexter, with 60 family members and friends in attendance.

Many were descendants from the Martin Allen (Al) and Hannah I. (Melton) Hart family who came from White County, IL., to Southeast Missouri in 1918. Other relatives and friends was in attendance. Six states were represented.

A short business meeting was held before the noon meal was served.

There were four family member?s who had passed away since our last reunion June 4th, 2007. They are: Gary Aslin, June 5th, 2007, Austin, TX. Gary was the son of the late Ray and Clara (Hart) Aslin, Michael Hart, June 24th, 2007, Longview, WA. Michael was the son of the late Ezra and Geneva (Hankins) Hart. Bill Hart, Feb.12th, 2008, Chandler, AZ. Bill was the son of the late Star and Elizabeth Hart. Eloise Hart, Mar. 3rd, 2008, Dexter, MO. Eloise was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lillian (Lewis) Myrick and the wife of M. A. Hart.

Rev. Jerry Hart, Branson, MO. gave the blessing for our bountiful meal.

The remainder of the day was spent, visiting, taking pictures and later in the after noon our fun auction was held and our cousin Dick Hart of Essex, MO. was our auctioneer. Some of the proceeds from the auction was donated to the Stoddard County Childern?s Home and to the Hagy Cemetery Association in Dexter. '

Those present were: Charles and Ann Melton, Farmer City, IL., Charisse & Tom Bryant and daughter Misty Young Malden, MO., Adam & Carol Jolly, Memphis, TN., George & Freida Hart, Omaha, TX., Neal and Christine (Hart) Mansfield, Dudley, MO., Doug Mansfield, Pacific, MO.,Donna Mansfield, Dudley, MO. and her grandson Bradley Swallows, Dexter, MO., Ora Hart, who turned 90 on May 7th, Advance, MO., Harold and Vivian Hart, Bell City, MO., Shirley and David Ryker, Advance, MO., Mitchell, and Mary Hart and grandson Irie Hart, Advance, MO., their daughter Hannah Hart and her friend Justin Morrison, Cape Girardeau, MO., Richard and Sharon Hart, Essex, MO., their daughter Tammy Johnson and A. J, Garrett, Dexter, MO., Richard & Sharon?s grandson Heath Duffie, Candler, N. C., Leroy and Phyllis Dees, Zeigler, IL., Butch and Sharon Hart, Advance, MO., Jerry and Doris Hart, Branson, MO., John and Mozell Hannah, Benton, AR., Corey Hart, his son Dalton & Dalton?s friend Gage McNeal, Bloomfield, MO., Shelly (Hart) (Bader) Young and children, Dylan Bader, Brooke Bader and Sierra Young, Bloomfield, MO., Alan and Della Hart and Della?s grandchildren Luke Livingston and Bethany Scherer, Advance, MO., Bill and Pat Dickerson, Patterson, MO., Floyd and Phyllis Edwards, Dexter., Ronnie and Marion Ledbetter, Essex, MO., Kim and Brenda Hart, children, Amanda Hart and Stephanie Gee and friend John Wade and Kim and Brenda?s grandson Ryan Thrower, Dexter, MO., and M. A. Hart, Dexter, MO.

Our 32nd Annual Hart Reunion will be held on June 7th, 2009 at the American Legion Building in Dexter, MO.

Catlin Reunion, June 22, 2008 Herald, IL The Catlin Reunion was held Community Building in Herald, IL again this year & believe this is the 83rd Annual reunion. Folks that is some kind of record for family reunions.

Those in attendance, Danny Williams, Bob & Melba Williams, Richard Williams, Barbara & Jim Hall, Mary Baker, Chad Harries, Merle Pool, Veda Stewart, Roger Steward, David & Cheryl Stewart, Larry & Glenda Maynard, Kenneth Maloney, June VanGampher, Kenneth & Pat Stuckey, Kevin, Susan, Dari, Kaye & Rylee Young, Albert & Ladena Brown, Stephen & Guthrie Catlin, Charlotte Roark, David & Sue Justice, Tim & Anita Catlin, Kristina Hoy Ellison, Kalon Young, Steve & Phyllis Stockton, Harold & Vivian Hart, M. A. Hart, Charles & Ann Melton, James & Minnie Catlin, Lindell Hoy, Orley Bryant, Carol Phillips, Adam Klein, Mike & Marish Catlin, Mable Fouts, Lee & Naomi Flrymire, Kathie Jensen, Jerry Holman, Herschel & Margaret Catlin, Aubrey & Sue Catlin, Kelly & Kaden Catlin, Jimmy Moore, Troy catlin & Abby & Betty J. Chapman.

Note: Grandma Hannah I. (Melton) Hart step grandfather & grandma Hart had several Catlin half brother?s & sisters.

Brown Chruch, Puxico, MO
Aug 17. 2008
Buttry Family Reunion notes...............
You could not have asked for a prettier day. The sun was shinning and was not to hot. the Reunion was again at Brown Church and it was homecoming week so the flags were flying. The meal was delicious and lots of food for everyone. I eat to much causing my blood sugar to be to high this morning but since it is only once a year it was well worth it. Out of the 25 living first cousin, 12 were in attendance. The only ones that came from IL were Bonnie and Squeak. Bob's family was once again the only one with all his children and most if not all his grandchildren there. Connie's newest great grandbaby was there. He was only 3 weeks old. He was the youngest one there and I guess Lendel, age 85, was the oldest There was a lot of nice stuff auctioned off but I did not bring enough money to buy anything. Someone had bought a hand quilted quilt made by Aunt Mary and a hand painted table cloth by Aunt Bessie. Many of the others bought nice hand made crafts--we have some very talented people in our family. The 2009 Reunion is set for the Sunday after Puxico Homecoming which is always 2nd week in August so mark your calendar and make plans to attend next year. It will be at Brown Church again. Rena Buttry

Note: The Buttry's are related on GG Grandpa John Henry Hart?s daughter Lethia Ann Hart?s family.

Bell City, MO, Sept. 7th, 2008
Fish Fry at Harold & Vivians on Sept. 7th.
Harold & Vivian Hart hosted a fish fry at their home on Sept. 7th. Those attending were Christine & Neal Mansfield, Dudley, Larry & Sandy Hart of Kelso, WA. & their friends John & Lorna Johnson of Wolf Point, Mont.,. Mitchell & Mary Hart, Butch & Sharon Hart of Advance, Dick & Sharon Hart of Essex, Rick & Karen Hart of Dexter & Karen?s parent?s Teleto & Betty McGee of Bell City, Alan & Della Hart & her granddaughter Bethany, Advance, MO., Mr. & Mrs. Bill Knodier of Bell City, MO, Vera Ross & M. A. Hart of Dexter, Larry & Sandy & their friends John & Lorna Johnson was here for the Model T Hillbilly Tour held in Cape Girardeau, MO the first week in September.

Picture of Larry and Sandy's 1923 Model T.
Larry has named his Model T "Sharpie" after Grandpa Hart's nickname, Sharpie.

The picture below is a picture of Grandpa Hart's 1923 Model T and Uncle Velt Hart is inside.

Bell City, MO 3 Sept. 2008
The North Stoddard Countain
In 1908, Mona Bollinger Rendleman was born three miles west of Bell City, MO. Her mother Zella and father Lester Bollinger must have passed along good genes to this fiesty lady, because this year she turns 100. Family and friends are gathering to celebrate with the lady whose Bell City basketball team won the county championship in 1925. The Bollingers and Rendlemans have been a large part of the history of this region. A previous story in the 2006 NSC Progress (Edition) tells how the Rendlemans built the largest barn in Stoddard County back in the first part of the 20thcentury and how Rendleman mules were used to get wagons through the mud before the area roads were paved around 1949. Mona Bollinger had five siblings Melba, Cozy, Pauline, Berniece, and Max - but Pauline and Cozy did not live past childhood in a time when child mortality rates were high. Mona Bollinger met Tom Rendleman when she was teaching at Mesler School. During World War II she was ask to teach at Bell City, where her daughter Mary (Rendleman) Hart teaches today. (Mary is married to our cousin Mitchell Hart). A birthday celebration in honor of Mona's 100 years will be Saturday Sept. 13 at the Bell City School Multi-Purpose Bldg. Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Family members invite all Mona's friend to join her for birthday cake and sandwiches. Mom will treasure a card, if you can't be there, said her daughter Frances. Happy 100th Mona Rendleman! We shall interview you again at 101! By Madeline DeJournett, Advance Staff Writer.

Cape Girardeau, MO
Our cousin Christine (Hart) Mansfield of Dudley had knees surgery on Nov. 12th at the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She spent __ days in the Nursing home taking thearpy.

Cape Girardeau MO
Our granddaughter Shelly (Hart) (Bader) Young had a Heart procedure on Dec 3rd, 2008. Five hrs. & 30 mins. in Surgery. Came home the next day. Doing well on Dec. 9th. The James Hart and His Descendants Family History Book may be ordered from: Friends of Old Mount Hermon Cemetery P. O. Box #831 Shelbyville, Tennessee 37162 Price $ 20.00 including postage

26 June 2008 E-Mail
from our cousin Janet (Hart) Hale of Smithland, KY wrote me that her daughter Misty and her husband Jack along with the 2 babies Sophie and Hudson are moving to Poerto Rico this week-end. They plan to be there about 10 years. They are doing missions work there. They work mostly with college students but will also be teaching students going into the mission field and planting churches. I know Misty would also love to get your newsletters.

Dec 1, 2008
Note from our cousin Helen (Hart) McClintick of Williamsburg, Virginia.
I hope I can still get information in your Christmas Letter. Our daughter Theresa (McClintick) Brown and her husband?s Joel Brown?s son William Cory Brown went into the Army back in July. He was in Basic Training in Fort Jackson, S.C. He is now stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. He is in the Helicopter Maintainence School. He will bethere until the middle of February. Love Helen. We have so many of our relatives & friends who are serving in our Armed Forces at this time & we need to remember to keep them in our daily prayer's. M. A.

Dec 2, 2008
Our second cousin Charlie Melton of Farmers City, IL called & told me that Jack L. Bayley of Fairfield, IL died on Dec.1st & that he was the grandson of Sam Hart or Thomas Hart shown on page #27 of the James Hart & his Descendants Book. I have listed Jack L Bayley's & his wife's obituaries as follows.

Carmi Times, Dec 02, 2008,
Jack L. Bayley, 79, Fairfield, died at 5:47 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at Way-Fair Restoriumin Fairfield.Il. An Air Force veteran, he had worked for the Southern Railroad for several years. Survivors include two sons, George Bayley of Fairfield and Glenn Bayley of Lovingston, Va.; two stepsons, John Kaczynski of Hubert, N.C. and Rick Kaczynski of Penn Yan, N.Y.; two daughters, Irene Morris of Fairfield and Cindy Martin of Williamsburg, Va.; a brother, Tom Bayley of California; a sister, Jane Fey of Carmi; 11 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The body is to be cremated, with services to be held at a later date. Nale's Funeral Home of Fairfield is in charge of arrangements.

Nov 3, 2008 FAIRFIELD, Il Pearl O. (Meunier) Bayley, 70, died Nov.1, 2008, at the Wayfair Restorium. She retired from Wendy's. Surviving are her husband, Jack; daughter, Irene Morris; sons, George Bayley and John and Rick Kaczynski; sister, Carol Deloch; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Nale's Funeral Home. My question is: Is there any Hart relative out there that has more information on this family????On the same page #27, Thomas J. Hart borned in 1849 & married Nancy J. Aud on Mar. 15, 1875. They had three children: Bertha Hart, Mellie C Hart & Sarah Hart. Janice (Melton) Knotter, would you have the information we are looking for????????

Dec 2, 2008
Note: Received the following e-mail from Betty Via of Winchester, TN.
Hi M. A.,
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did, too. I tried to email you in August when Mother died, but my email wouldn't go through. Mom died August 26 in Sunbridge Nursing Home in Winchester. She was only two miles from my house which was so convenient for me. Mom was buried at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Bedford County where most of our family has been buried for generations. I miss her so much, but I know that she has gone to be with our precious Lord, and I'm just thankful that I had such wonderful parents. I have more sad news. Gene ] Morris died with Lymphoma on October 22 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Winchester. He was sick when Mom died, but didn't know he had a real problem. He was put in the hospital about the first of September where they found it was this aggressive cancer. He refused treatments and it got bad very quickly. He's buried at Hillcrest Memorial Garden in Shelbyville. Take care, Betty

Times Gazette Aug 27, 2008
Shelbellyville, TN
Florence Womble Patterson, 90, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at Sunbridge Care for Winchester. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hermon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. I know that I have left someone out & hopefully this next year you will keep me posted as to what is taking place in your family & can include them in our 2009 Christmas Newsletter. My address is on the front of the newletter & my e-mail is: [email protected]

Martin Allen HART & Hannah Ionna (MELTON) HART

12 Children & 39 Grandchildren 1. Infant (Twin) HART b. ca 1901, White Co, IL
d. ca 1901 - br. Herald Cem., White Co, IL 2. Infant (Twin) HART - b. ca 1901, White Co, IL
d. ca 1901 - br. Herald Cem, White Co, IL
3. Starlus HART * b. 9 Aug 1902, Union Ridge, White Co, IL
d. 15 Aug 1987 - br. Dade City, FL
Myrtle Christine HART b. 5 Jan 1926, RR, Parma, Stoddard Co, MO
Hilda Marie HART * b. 24 Nov 1928, Flint, Genesee Co, MI
Edgar Allen HART b. 20 Mar 1930, Flint, Genesee Co, MI
d. 26 Oct 1965 - br. Dade City, FL
Mary Sue HART b. 18 Sep 1935, Como TWP, New Madrid Co, MO
William (Bill) S. HART b. 24 Aug 1937, RR, Lilbourn, New Madrid Co, MO
d. 12 Feb 2008, Chandler, AZ
Stanley Starlus HART m. 23 Jul 1971, Dade City, Pasco Co, FL
4. Roosevelt (Velt) HART b. 13 Jan 1904, Union Ridge, White Co, IL
d. 2 Jan 1990, Dexter, br. Dexter, MO
Hannah Lucille HART b. 4 Jul 1927, Stoddard Co. MO,
d. 13 Mar 2004, br. 16 Mar 2004, Malden MO
Charles Henry HART b. 4 Jun 1929, Parma, Como , MO
d. 16 Feb 1985, Paducah, KY, br. , Salem, KY
Vera Rose HART b. 14 Feb 1932, Parma, MO
Helen Irene HART b. 22 Feb 1934, Parma, MO
Clarice Myrle HART b. 8 Jun 1936, Parma, MO d. 13 Jul 1989, br., Malden Mem Cem,MO
Alma Ruth HART b. 11 Apr 1938, Parma, MO
Miles Ezra HART b. 6 Aug 1940, Parma, MO
5. Grayson (Joe) HART b. 18 Feb 1906, RR, Ridgway, Gallatin Co, IL d. 13 Dec 1970, br. Dexter, MO
M. A. HART b. 22 Mar 1928, Elk Twp, Stoddard Co, MO
James Vick HART b. 12 Jan 1930, Dexter, Castor Twp, Stoddard Co, MO
d. 15 Oct 1979, br. Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO
Donald Jerome HART b. 6 Oct 1936, RR, Lilbourn, New Madrid TWP, NM Co, MO
6. Martin HART b. 17 Dec 1907, Shawneetown, Gallatin Co, IL
d. 17 Nov 1968, br. Hagy Cem, Dexter, MO
Jackie (Jack) Gene HART b. 11 Aug 1928, LaValle, MO
d. 18 Nov 1981, br. Hagy Cem, Dexter,MO
Martin (Buddie) L. HART b. 4 Oct 1929, Stoddard Co, MO d. 24 Feb 1958, Peoria, IL br. Hagy Cem, Dexter, MO
Lola Mae HART b. 21 Jun 1931, New Madrid Co, MO
Marjorie Ann HART b. 30 Jan 1935, Catron, New Madrid Co, MO
d. 21 Mar 1988, br. Plumerville Cem, Plumerville, AR
Opal Genesse Hart b. 2 Jul 1939, Catron New Madrid Co, MO
7. Merida (Merdith) HART b. 27 Oct 1910, Herald, White Co, IL
d. ca 1913,White Co, IL.br..Herald Cem, White Co, IL
8. Clara Belle HART b. 25 Dec 1912, Herald, White Co, IL
d. 22 Sep 1980, Oak Ridge, OR br. Eugene, Lane Co, OR
Patsy Ruth ASLIN b. 30 Oct 1933, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO
Robert Ray ASLIN b. 19 Jul 1935, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co, MO
James Leroy ASLIN b. 7 May 1939, Mohlor, Tillamook Co, OR
Gary Leon ASLIN b. 25 Aug 1940, Vancouver, Clark Co, WA
d. 5 Jun 2007, Tennessee Colony, Palestine, TX
Susan Rebecca ASLIN b. 15 May 1943, Longview, Cowlitz Co, WA
9. Charles Henry HART b. 27 Nov 1915, Herald, White Co, IL d. Dec 1915, Herald Cem, White Co, IL
10. Amos HART b. 27 Jan 1917, Herald, White Co, IL d. 5 May 1994, Bell City, MO br. Sikeston, MO
Harold Gene HART b. 21 Jul 1936, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO
Thomas (TOM) Dean HART b. 16 Apr 1938, Lilbourn, New Madrid Co, MO d. 22 Apr 1989, br. Sikeston, MO
Richard (DICK) Lee HART b. 4 Feb 1940, RR, Lilbourn, New Madrid Co, MO
Mitchel Wayne HART b. 27 Sep 1948, Dudley, Stoddard Co, MO
Amos (BUTCH) LeRoy HART b. 5 Sep 1950, Tillmok, OR
11. Milas Emerson HART b. 6 Sep 1919, Como, New Madrid Co, MO d. 18 Oct 1983, br. Dist Cem, Chowchilla, CA
Johnny Wilson HART b. 20 Jul 1938, Lilbourn, New Madrid Co, MO Nancy
Loraine HART b. 18 Dec 1940, Vancover, Clark Co, WA
12. Ezra Melton HART b. 29 Aug 1921, LaValle, Elk Twp, Stoddard Co, MO d. 27 Feb 2002, Yuma, AZ
Francis Jean HART b. 30 Jul 1942, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO
Larry Douglas HART b. 5 Mar 1944, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO
Phyllis Kay HART b. 24 Aug 1947, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co, MO
Michael D. HART b. 4 Mar 1949, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO d. 24 Jun 2007, Longview, WA
Stephen R. HART b. 10 Jul 1950, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO
Clara Jo (Jody) HART b. 2 Aug 1952, Dexter, Stoddard Co, MO d. 7 Jun 1992

Love and Blessings --- M. A.Hart