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The Hart Family Christmas Newsletter
Volume #11, Issue #1 December 2011


Merry Christmas to everyone from the folks here in Southeast Missouri, sometimes called the Bootheel of Missouri & other places


O’Fallon, MO. Feb. 8, 2011
Hello M A,
I received some news tonight and I wanted you to be the first one I shared it with. My application has been verified and approved. I am officially a member of DAR. (Daughter’s of the American Revolution.) I truly appreciate your help and if it had not been for you, I would not have known we could prove that we are decedents of American Revolution Patriots Sgt James Hart and Capt. John Rainey. -- Sandy
Thanks Sandy and thanks to Bette Crabtree for the help she gave you. Sandy is the daughter of Ruth (Hart) Jennings and the late Jack Jennings . If my memory is correct, Sandy is the first great grand daughter of Grandpa Martin Allen Hart and Grandma Hannah Iona (Melton) Hart to become a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. Congratulations Sandy. M. A.

Wentzville, MO. 5 Jan. 2011
Madison Taylor Mansfield arrived at 11:40 a.m. Jan 5, 2011 and weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz at the St. Luke Hospital, Chesterfield, MO to Russel L. and Stephanie (White) Mansfield of Wentzville, MO.
Congratulations to the parents, Grandparents, Doug. and Judy Mansfield of Pacific, MO and the Great Grandparents Neal and Christine (Hart) Mansfield of Dudley, MO.

San Antonio, TX., Mar. 29, 2011
Hutton Miles Hart arrived Mar 29, 2011 in San Antonio, TX., to Zack Hart and Jennifer Hart.
Congratulations to the parents, Zack and Jennifer Hart, the grandparents, Ronnie and Cynthia Hart, of San Antonio, TX, the Great Grandmother Earlene Hart, of Smithland, Ky.

Advance, MO. May 7, 2011
Our Aunt Ora (Perrigan) Hart celebrated her 93rd Birthday on May 7th with family and friends at the home of her son Mitchell and his wife Mary near Swinton, MO.

Aunt Ora has out lived all of her late husbands brothers and one sister and their mates. I believe she has attended all 34 of our Annual Hart Family Reunions and always's looks forward to the next one. You are SPECIAL Aunt Ora.

Poplar Bluff, MO., June 8, 2011
Taylor Lee Lawrence arrived June 8, 2011 in Poplar Bluff, MO. , and weighed 8 lbs 14.9 oz to Lee and Amanda (Gee) Lawrence of Bernie, MO.

Congratulations to the parents, Amanda (Gee) and Lee Lawrence and big brother Rhine, the grandparents, Kim and Brenda Hart of Dexter, MO.

Pueblo West, Co., June 3, 2011
From Nancy (Hart) Perry and Rick Perry. “Now here’s the Wedding News for the Hart Family Newsletter”:
Jacquelyn Bethany Oaster & Richard Robert Quinn III were married in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 3, 2011. The Brides parents are Bradley & Kimberly (Perry) Oaster of Colorado Springs, CO. The Brides grandparents are Richard & Nancy (Hart) Perry of Pueblo West, CO. The Grooms parents are Richard & Patricia (Williams) Quinn, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Co. Here’s some of the grooms family history that might be of interest to you. Richard Quinn, Jr. was originally from Henderson, Ky. Patricia (Williams) Quinn was from Vandalia, IL. We met a lot of their family members from both states that attended the wedding - was a fun event. Both families are so happy these two young people found each other. They are so good for each other!! Rick has just finished his schooling & is seeking a career as a History Teacher for Jr. High School. Yes we have another Rick in the family!! It’s good that all of our family here calls my Rick ‘POP’.

Joplin, MO., May 21st, 2011
Our cousin Ruth (Hart) Jennings’ daughter, Mandie and her family who live in Joplin was at home on the May 21th, 2011, the day that the Tornado struck Joplin, destroying homes, business places, over 160 lives was lost. Mandie and her husband Jay Tepe went to the basement of their home and was not injured, but their home was severally damaged. They and the construction worker’s was still working in October getting the home livable. We can only imagine what they along with thousand of other families have been through, with all the Tornado, Floods, Fires Hurricanes this year. There was over 70 Tornado’s that struck in our Country during that week end.

Springfield, MO., July 16, 2011
Loudin Thomas Goodson arrived July 16, 2011 at 1:31 a.m. in Springfield, MO. He weighed 8 lbs 10 oz and is 21 ½ inches long to Ray Thomas and Goldie Erin (Bilyeu) Goodson.
Congratulation’s to the parents, Ray and Goldie, the grandparents, Ray and Tammie (Hart) Goodson, of Whitewater, MO., Donnie and Laurie Bilyeu of Ozark, MO, and the late great grandfather Tom Hart, great grandmother Jean (Lape) Hart, the great great grand mother Ora Hart of Advance.

Dexter, MO., Oct. 23rd, 2011
Our cousin Christine (Hart) Mansfield’s husband Neal celebrated his 90th Birthday on Oct. 23rd with family and friend’s at the American Steak House in Dexter, MO.
Congratulations Neal, we wish you the best in the future.


Hart Family Reunion 2011
The Hart Family gathers for the 34th Annual Reunion On Sunday, June 5th, the descendants and friend’s of Martin A. and Hannah I. (Melton) Hart held their 34th annual Hart reunion at the American Legion Building in Dexter with 54 in attendance.

Richard (Dick) Hart, master of ceremonies, welcomed every one to the reunion and M. A. Hart gave the treasurer’s report and introduced every one. Cousin Larry Hart from the state of Washington gave the Blessing on the very delicious dinner.

The Oldest person in attendance was Ora Hart at the age of 93, of Advance, MO. and the youngest child was Preslie Gracie Mannon, at the age 15 months, of Poplar Bluff,MO. Families member’s was from Orgean, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri. After the noon Dinner the fun auction was held by Dick Hart our Auctioneer. Those attending the reunion was Janet and Thom Belmont, Huntington, TX., Patsy (Aslin) Lucas. Vidor, TX., Stanley, Hart, Loveland, CO., Kay (Hart) and David Patterson, Portland OR., Larry and Sandie Hart, Cathlamet, WA., Leon and Msrgaret Hale, Carmi, IL., Leroy and Phyllis Dee,s, Zeigler, IL., James and Rosa Lockeby, St. Jacob, IL., and John Tanner, Flora, IL. Neal and Christine (Hart) Mansfield, Donna Mansfield, Dudley, MO., Doug Mansfield, Pacific, MO., Lisa (Mansfield) Lucy, New Madrid, MO., Brian Hart, Puxico, MO., Ora Hart, Advance, Mitchell and Mary Hart, Advance, MO., Hannah Hart, Justin Morrison, Brody and Irie Hart, Cape Girardeau, MO., Amos (Butch) and Sharon Hart, all of Advance, Harold and Vivian Hart, Bell City, Mo., Rick and Karen Hart, Jessica, Mollie and Preslie Hart, Poplar Bluff, MO., Richard (Dick) and Sharon Hart, Essex, MO.,Tammy, Paul and Andreus Johnson and friend Logan Rockway, Dexter, MO., M. A. Hart, Dexter, MO., Alan and Della Hart, Bell City, MO., Shelly (Hart) (Bader) Young, Sierra Young, Jody Pierce, Brooke Bader and Zack Pope, Bloomfield, MO., Kim Hart and foster children, Kaydan Reid and Madson Hennadez, Dexter.

Our 35TH Hart Reunion will be held on June 3rd, 2012, at the American Legion Building in Dexter.


Dylan Thomas Bader
Graduates from the Bloomfield High School
Bloomfield, MO May 22, 2011

Dylan is the son of Shelly (Hart) (Bader) Young and Tom Bader, Bloomfield, MO., grand son of Judy (Christian) (Hart) Abbott and step grand father Richard Abbott, Bloomfield, grandson of Alan Hart and step grandmother Della (Jackson) Hart, Bell City, MO, great-grandson of Jennie Christian and the late John Christan, Dexter, MO., great-grand son of M. A. Hart and the late Eloise (Myrick) Hart, Dexter, MO. Congratulations Dylan and we wish you the best in the future.


Dexter, MO. Sept. 19. 2011

Stephenie Gee

Daughter of Kim and Brenda Hart was crowned Miss Stoddard County Fair Queen on Sept 23rd., at the Stoddard County Fair in Dexter, MO.

Congraulation’s Stephenie and we wish you the best in the future.


Poplar Bluff, MO.
Sept. 6th, 2011

Kalleigh Elizabeth Bader

arrived at 9:22 p.m. Sept. 6th, 2011 weighing 7 lbs 10oz 20 inches long to Brooke Bader and Zack Pope, of Bloomfield, MO.

Congratulation’s to Brooke and Zack, the grandmother Shelly (Hart) (Bader) and grandfather Tom Bader and step grandmother Jerri Bader of Bloomfield, MO., the great grandfather Alan Hart and step great grandmother Della Hart, of Bell City, MO., the great grandmother, Judy (Christian) (Hart) Abbott and step great grandfather Richard Abbott of Bloomfield, MO., uncle Dylan Bader and Aunt Sierra Young of Bloomfield, MO., great great Grandmother Jennie Christian and great great grandfather M. A. Hart (THAT’S ME) pictured above with Kalleigh Elizabeth of Dexter, MO.


Branson, MO. 13 May 2011
Barry Jordan Hart graduates from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO on 13 May 2011. Barry (Jordan) is the son of Perry and Mary Hart, and grandson of Jerry and Doris Hart of Mt. Home, AR.
Congratulation’s Jordan and we wish you the best in the future.

Springfield, OR. Jan 13, 2011
A graveside service was held Wednesday. Jan. 12, 2011 in Marcola for Orval Dee Montgomery of Spring-field, who died Jan. S. of age-related causes at the age of 75. Visitation will be from 1: p.m. Tuesday. Jan. 11. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. He was born Aug. 6. 1935. in Paris. Texas, to Andrew and Mary Singleton Jackson. He was married to Ida Hart on Mar. 11, 1960 in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, two daughters. Beverly Leopard of Halsey and Deanna Dickerson of Federal Way. WA.: six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Note: His wife Ida Mae is shown on page 32, NO. 121-862-2 of the James Hart Book.

Bernie, MO., Jan. 6, 2011
Lendal Buttry. son of the late Raymond "Buck" Buttry and Sarah Storz Buttry was born in Puxico. Mo. on Feb. 27, 1923 and died in Dexter on Jan. 3, 2011 at the age of 87. Mr. Buttry was owner and operator of the Western Auto Store in Bemire until his retirement. He was instrumental in starting the Wally Byam Airstream Club Delta Unit of Southeast Missouri and he and his wife Elsie traveled extensively for several years. He was a member of the Lions Club for more than 40 years, a member of the United Methodist Church and an active member of the business community of Bemie. He was united in marriage to Elsie Lorene Quick in Puxico on Oct. IS. 1942. To this union three children were born. Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bemie on Friday. Jan. 7. 2011 from 5-S p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on S a today morning Jan. 8. 2011 starting at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Dunivin officiating. Interment will follow in the Bemie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bernie Park or to the Bernie United Methodist Church. (Note: Lendal Buttry is related to our Hart family through our GG Grandfather John Henry Hart)

Evansville, IN., Courier - Press - 19 Mar. 2011
Minnie J. (Thomas) Catlin Sebree. Ky. — Minnie (Thomas) Catlin. 81. passed away Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Homemaker and member Sebree General Baptist. Surviving are husband. James O. Catlin: daughter. Patsy Mahurin of Dixon. Ky; sons; Thomas Catlin and Tim Catlin both of Sebree: seven grandchildren: and 13 great- grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Sunday March 20. 2011. at Tomblinson Funeral Home. Sebree Chapel. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. until services. (Note: Minnie's husband James O. Catlin is the son of the late Judd Catlin and Valhe Nelson and Judd was a half brother to our Grandmother Hannah I. (Melton) Hart.

EVANSVILLE, IND. Jan 12, 2011
Marty Feuquay, 71, Harrisburg. died Wednesday. Jan. 12, 2011. at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Evansville. Ind. Marty was born in Eldorado on March 1. 1939. to the late Lester and Iris (Widick) Feuquay. He was a Baptist by faith and a life member of the Eldorado WW Post No. 3479 and Eldorado American Lesion Post No. 169. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. Marty is survived by his wife. Donna F. Feuquay: two daughters. Mrs. Jane (Keith) Barker of Beach City. Texas and Kim (Brantley) Stelter of Dickinson. Texas; a son. Ross Raybum of New York. N.Y.. and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Jan. 15, 2011, at Watson Funeral Home with Herb Buche officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery with military rites. Friends may visit the family from noon until service time.
Note: Marty Feuquary is related through our Chester A. Catlin and Laura (Hendrix) (Melton) Catlin Families.

Bell City, MO. Jan. 22, 2011
Mona Marie Rendlenian, our beloved Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and Christian friend, went to her heavenly home on Jan. 22, 2011 at the age of 101. Mona Bollinger was born Sept. 7. 1908 to Walter and Zella Proffer Bollinger. She married the love of her life. Thomas Rendlenian on July 25. 1935 and he preceded her in death on May 17. 2003. They had three children; Thomas (Frances) Rendlenian. Jr.. Susan (Eldon) Boswell and Mary (Mitchell) Hart, all survive. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Mona was in the first graduating class of Bell City High School. She was also on the first woman's basketball team. She was proud to say they won the county championship in 1925. She later became a teacher at Bell City. She was an asset to the family farm, as she was quick to provide a snack or a hot meal to all who helped in the family business. She was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Woman's organization. Mona greeted everyone she met with a smile and kind words. Visitation wad held on Monday. Jan. 24. 2011 from 10: am to 1: pm at the Bell City United Methodist Church. A funeral service was conducted at 1: pm at the church with Rev. Andy Lambel officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Bell City Morgan Funeral Home in Advance was in charge of arrangements.

Florida, Nov. 3, 2011
Congratulations to Alexander (Alex) James Noble who was promoted to E5 Sargeant in the U. S. Army Airborne. Alex is the son of Jill (Jennings) and Michael Noble and grandson of Ruth (Hart) Jennings and the late Jack Jennings.

Norris City, IL. Feb 11, 2011
Ashley Lynn Weir. 17. of Omaha, passed away at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday. Feb. 9. 2011 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. She was born May 16. 1993 in Washington. D.C.. the daughter of Thomas Eugene and Leona Beth (Silvers) Weir. Ashley was a senior at NCOE High School in Norris City, where she was in the Spanish Club. She was a member of Crossroads Bible Church and was active in the Teen Youth Group. Surviving are her parents. Tom and Leona Weir of Omaha; maternal grandmother. Marie Silvers of Tracy. Calif.; paternal grandparents. Betty and Kenny Goforth of New Haven, and Harry Weir of Crossville: aunts. Lisa Weir of Carmi. and Amy and Joseph Gleason of Omaha: uncles. Jon Weir of Omaha. Jeff and Maria Weir of Evansville. Ind.. and Matt. Duke and Scotty Silvers, all of Taylor. Mich.: cousins. Catie. Kimberly. Andrea. Julie. Jeremy. Andrew and Kelsey Gleason. Jeffery and Marian Weir. Matty. Michelle. Krystal. Scotty and Samantha Silvers: and Godparents. Roger Hartley and LaVere Stewart. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather. Gerald Silvers. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Feb. 14,2011 at Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City. Pastor Chad Everett and the Rev. David Callahan officiating. The body will be in state at the church from noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Palestine No. 2 Cemetery in Omaha. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Feb. 13. 2011 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Memorials may be made to the Ashley Lynn Weir Memorial Fund at Banterra Bank. Memorials will be taken at the bank or Campbell Funeral Home.
Note: Ashley's grandparents Kenny and Betty Goforth have attended our Hart Reunion several times over several years.

Bryan, Ohio, Feb,. 7, 2011
Karlton L. Pool, age 70, of Bryan. Ohio, died 7:42 P.M. on Sunday. February 6. 2011. shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Mr. Pool was a veteran of the United States Marines and served in the Vietnam War. He retired in 1996 as an Ohio State Trooper with twenty-nine years of service with the Defiance Post. He was a member the Bryan First Baptist Church and the Williams County Conservation League and served as the Center Township Zoning Inspector. Karlton was a avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting sports as well as building model airplanes. Karlton L. Pool was born on January 30. 1941, in Norris City. Illinois, the son of Dennie M. and Beulah M. (Catlin) Pool. He married Corinne T. Atkinson on May 14. 1966. in Covington. Kentucky, and she survives and other relatives and friends. Services for Karlton L. Pool will be held on Friday. February 11,2011, at 11:00 A.M. in Bryan First Baptist Church with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating. Visitation will be held in the church one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Friday. Military rites will be conducted by Bryan VFW Post #2489. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be sent in the form of donations in Karl's name to the First Baptist Church in Bryan. Service arrangements are by Krill Funeral Sendee, 860 West Mulberry Street. Bryan. Ohio.
Note: Karlton is related through our Catlin families of White Co., IL

Bowling Green, KY, Mar. 7th, 2011
Wendel "Gene" Livingston. 69. of Bowling Green, died at 5:50 a.m. March 6. 2011. at The Medical Center. The Blodgett. Mo., native was born May 25. 1941. He was retired from General Motors and was a Baptist. He was a son of the late Albert Livingston and Letha Kirby Livingston. He was preceded in death by a son. Kelly Livingston: and a brother. Floyd Livingston. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife. Opal Geneese (Hart) Livingston: a son. Jeff Livingston and his wife. Karla. of Cadiz: two brothers. Joe Livingston and his wife. Maiy. and Allen Livingston and his wife. Renate. all of Missouri: two sisters. Sue Long and her husband. Dennis, and Aleeta Robinson, all of Missouri: and three grandchildren, Kendal Livingston of Zion. 111., and Colt Livingston and Matthew Livingston, both of Cadiz.
Note: Gene's wife Opal Geneese (Hart) Livingston is our first cousin.

Longview, WA., 23 May 2011
Ruben Claude Aslin, 90. passed away May 23,2011, at St. John Medical Center. He was born Aug. 9, 1920, son of David and Minnie Aslin in Dexter. MO. Along with three brothers and five sisters. He graduated from High School in 1938 and was a proud member of the National Bata Club. Rube joined the Navy during World War II and served honorably in the Pacific theater with the Seabees.
Rube married Calkar Mildra "Midae" Martin Nov. 13. 1944. After the war they moved to Longview. where Rub got a job with Keller Tire in Kelso. Eventually he and Larry Keller Jr. opened Rube and Larry's Tire Service, a BF Goodrich and Michelin dealership. They boasted the largest volume of sales "this side of the Mississippi." Rube is still recognized as an icon within the tire industry. When Rube retired he sold the business to Superior Tire Service, which continues to operate in Longview and throughout the Northwest.
He is survived and loved by his wife. Clara "Midge" Aslin. a sister. Marjorie Hopkins: two daughter's. Pamela Aslin-Dreyer and Nancy Aslin-Crow: a son David Rubin Aslin; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces. great-nephews and great-nieces.
A memorial service in his honor is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Steele Chapel. Viewings are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be on the Longview Memorial Park. Longview, WA.
Note: Rube was a brother to Ray Aslin, who married our Aunt Clara Hart. M. A. Hart

Williamsburg, VA., Sept. 2011
Our cousin Helen (Hart) McClintick who lives in Williamsburg. VA.. went through the hurricane in her home that traveled along the east coast from Florida to the upper parts of New York in Sept. 2011. Her daughter's Leslie came from Virginia and Theresa's came Alabama and was there with her during that time. No damage to Helen's home, but there was several trees down in her yard.

Carmi Times, Mar 17, 2011
Betty Clark, 82, of Carmi, passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born Aug. 25, 1928 in Chandler, Okla., the daughter of Fred and Velma (Hart) Winkleman. She married Clinton E. Clark on June 22, 1947. Betty was a homemaker and worked at Brown’s Glass Shop. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Carmi. Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, Clinton; two daughters, Stephanie Oliver and Debbie Hon, both of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Becky Clark of Carmi, IL and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, the Revs. Roger Whetstone and Lee Hicks officiating. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

COBDEN, IL., May 9, 2011
Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Danner, 77, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at his home in Cobden. He was born March 6, 1934, the son of Anna Ruth McIntyre and Thomas Gilchrist Danner. He married Norma Joyce Parks on April 28, 1957, in Carmi. Tom is survived by his sweetheart for life, Norma Danner of Cobden; two proud, loving daughters, Karen Danner of Carbondale, Katrina Renzaglia of Alto Pass; one son-in-law and good friend, Paul Renzaglia; four adored granddaughters, Elissa Hopkins, Rhiana Hopkins, Kara-Mariah Hopkins and Anna Renzaglia, all of Alto Pass; two sisters, Carole Danner- Johns of Bloomington, Ind., and Carmen Danner of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Bill Danner of Augusta, Ga.; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gary Danner. Memorial services for Mr. Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Danner will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Tommy and Norma’s home at 535 Spring Hill Road Cobden.

Note: Tom’s wife Norma Joyce Park’s was the daughter of Ina Rea Hankiins and Basil Stum Parks and the granddaughter of Vera Mae Melton

Carmi, IL. 27 May 2011
Margaret Goforth, 86, of New Haven, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville, Ind. She was born Sept. 22, 1924 in White County, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Aud) Hale. She was married on Aug. 7, 1946 to Harlis Wayne Goforth, and he survives. Margaret was a homemaker and a member of Union Ridge Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harlis Goforth; one daughter, Janice Gail Goforth of McHenry; four sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy Scott (Donna) Goforth of Kenosha, Wis., Ronald Duane (Kathy) Goforth of Lindhurst, Gary Lynn (Glenna) Goforth of Dillsburgh, Ind., and Eddie Gene (Lori) Goforth of Gainsville, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Jackie Cooper of Mulkeytown; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Jean) Cooper of Macon, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry Wayne Cooper; four sisters, Mabel Mobley, Lucy Martin, Nigel Gott and Inez Merritt; and six brothers, Henry, Clyde, Noble, Lee, Len and Glen Hale. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday May 29, 2011 at Union Ridge Presbyterian Church near New Haven, Pastor Kathy Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.

Chandler, AZ., June 9, 2011
Marie (Hart) Roussel, daughter of the late Star and Elizabeth (Gramp) Hart was born on Nov. 24th, 1928 in Flint, MI. and died at her home in Chandler, AZ., on June 9th, 2011 at the age of 82. Marie married Kenneth Keith Roussel on May 16, 1947, Sikeston, MO., who passed away on Mar. 11, 1969, and to this union was born two children, Kenneth K. Roussel, Jr., and Robert A. Roussel. Marie graduated from the Dexter High School in 1947 and she and Kenneth live in Bernie and Dexter for several years and in later year’s she moved to Chandler, AZ. She is survived by her two son’s Kenneth Keith Roussel, of Overland Park, KS., and Robert (Bobby) (Pattie), Roussel, of Gilbert, AZ., thirteen grand children, and ten great grandchildren, two sister’s Christine (Neal) Mansfield, Dudley, MO., Sue (Gene) Fulks, Camp Verde, AZ., one brother Stan (Mary) Hart, Loveland, CO., one sister-in-law, Mary Hart, Chandler, AZ., several nephews, nieces, cousins and friend’s. Two brothers, Edgar (Ed) and Bill Hart preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 8th at the Usery Pass Park, Mesa, AR., at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Heart Association.

Blytheville, AR. Sept. 29, 2011
Mr. Kenneth Keith Roussel III, 38, of Steele,, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Bowling Green, Mo., after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Roussel was born June 20, 1973, to Kenneth Keith Roussel Jr. and Janie Mosely Roussel. Mr. Roussel was a member of the Church of Christ and loved to fish, travel, read and race cars. He leaves his mother, Janie Singleton of Steele; His father, Kenneth Keith Roussel Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; One sister, Angela Krout and her husband, Neil, of Independence, Mo.; One daughter, Salena Patterson of Fisher, Ark.; His grandmother, Janie Evelyn Mosely of Steele; and a host of other family and friends. Mr. Roussel was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mr. Charles Mosely. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele with Mr. James Dalton officiating. Faith Funeral Service of Manila is in charge of arrangements.

Patterson, CA, June 12, 2011
Lola Mae Smith, June 21, 1931 - June 12, 2011
Lola Mae Smith passed from this life in the company of loving family on June 12th at her home in Patterson, CA. She was widowed by Wade Smith as well as preceded in death by her son, Wade Smith. Lola is survived by her husband, Charles Porter, and by her daughters Diane Lloyd (Smith) and Pandora Bartels (Smith), both of Patterson, CA, and Juno Chance (Smith) of Anchorage, AK. She lives on in her numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Lola’s life traversed from the poverty-racked South of the Great Depression through the opportunities and challenges of America’s ascendency in the mid-20th Century, to an Alaskan adventure, and finally to a peaceful old age in a small California town. Borrowing from Scarlett, she’d been rich and she’d been poor: rich was better, but Lola was always happy. Lola had the good fortune to have had a time when she was the American Dream wife and mother; she also had other times. But no matter what her particular circumstance or job, she was always the source of love and support and was a mother and friend to many. In 2009, she retired as the Manager of Las Palmas Mobile Estates. A celebration of her life will be held on what would have been her 80th birthday at 3:00 PM, June 21,2011, at the Club House at Las Palmas Mobile Estates, 250 E. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson, CA Contact: Pandora (209) 892-8121. Dexter, MO., Sept. 29, 2011 A Memorial Service was held for Lola Mae (Hart) Smith on Sept. 29, 2011 at the Hagy Cemetery, Dexter, MO.

Carmi, IL, July 8, 2011 - Farmer City, Ill.
Rosetta Ann Melton, 69, of Farmer City, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1941 in rural Farmer City, the daughter of Virgil and Beatrice (Milburn) Nettleton, and was married Jan. 1, 1983 in Farmer City to Charles Melton, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Gail McMann of Farmer City, Glenn Isaacs of Bellflower, Charles (Jenetta) Melton of Norris City and Harold (Diane) Melton of Round Rock, Texas; two sisters; one brother; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and by three sisters. Rosetta was a life member of American Legion Post 55 Ladies Auxiliary in Farmer City. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She also loved to listen to gospel and country music. She will be loved and missed by all her friends and family. Cremation rites have been accorded, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Interment will be in Greenleaf Cemetery in Farmer City. Memorials may be made to The Baby Fold or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.
Note: Ann and her husband Charles Melton attended our Hart Reunion in Dexter many time during the last 30 years

Carmi, Ill. ,Aug. 24, 2011
Lilly Mae Bridgeman, 86, of Carmi, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at the Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville, Ind. Lilly was born May 30, 1925 in New Haven, the daughter of Howard Elmer and Dorothy Marie (Melton) Clifford She married Kelly Ray Bridgeman on Dec. 10, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2008. Lilly was a member of First Christian Church in Carmi and was a homemaker and cake maker. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Leeke and Thelma Louise Clifford, and two brothers, Elmer Howard Clifford and Roy Gene Clifford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, Steve McClure officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Lilly’s memory to First Christian Church. For more information, one may visit

Orlando, FL. Oct. 15, 2011
Jamie Marie McClintick and Christian Andrew Edwards exchanged marriage vowels on Oct. 15, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Hannah is the daughter of Keven McClintick,and the grandson of Bill and Helen (Hart) McClintick, Christian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Beeke.
Congratulation’s to Jamie and Christian and we wish you the best in the future.

Puxico, MO, June 18, 2011
The Annual Buttry Family Reunion was held at the Brown Church, Puxico, MO., on June 18, 2011 Attendees, Ivan Buttry Karen Rodgers and Luc Jerry and Carolyn Buttry Elsie Buttry Rhonda Walker, Josh, Randy, and Lily Betty Buttry, Dan Buttry, Connie Cookson, Mary Adams, Nathaniel and Devin Tony and Donna Cookson, Brian Cookson, Teresa Hanner, Squeak and Bonnie Booten,Wanda Such, Mary Beth Guzman, Anthony and Ame, Bob and Syble Buttry, Jim and Ginny Buttry Theresa Buttry Betty Simmers Tim Simmers, Larry and Nancy Buttry, Ken and Carol Buttry Allan and Cheryl Buttry, Ashton and Kenzie Clark, Gracie Massey, Rena Buttry Arvil and Reba Leadbetter M.A. Hart. 46 total, 11 first cousins, and 8 out of 10 families present. We missed the opportunity to sing “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to Bonnie. Mark your calendars for the second Saturday of June, 2012. In 1977 Cousin Lucille (Lucy) (Hart) Bennett and I was visiting and talking about all of the thirty nine grandchildren of Grandpa Martin Allen Hart and Grandma Hannah Iona (Melton) Hart ‘s that was born between 1926 and 1952 and we could not name all of them. I began thinking about the cousin’s and started writing down their name’s and their parent’s. When I had all of their name’s, that called for their date’s of birth, where they was born, who they had married, their children, etc. That done it, I have been researching not only the Hart’s, but several other families since then. In December 1979 the Hart Family Christmas Newsletter was mailed to about fifty or sixty relatives and it was two page’s long. Since then it has grown to sometime’s ten or twelve pages. Folk’s that is a long time to compile Family History and publish the Newsletter. As I am approaching 84 year’s of age, it is time for me to slow down some and if someone would like to publish the Hart Family Christmas Newsletter, I would appreciate it so much. I want to thank all of you who have furnished all of your Family History, Picture’s, attended our Hart Reunion’s and meeting many, many distant relatives during the last thirty five years.

Carmi, Ill. — Oct. 17, 2011 Imogene Jewell Hart Boyd, 83 years old, passed away peacefully holding the hand of the man she loved deeply for 62 years, her husband, Thomas Legier Boyd. Imo was the beloved mother of two sons, two daughters, three grandsons and two granddaughters.
Imogene was the last child and only daughter born to Edith Mae Hart and Thomas J. Hart on April 2, 1928, in Evansville, Ind. Imo was preceded in death by both of her parents and also her three brothers, Lloyd Hart of Evansville, Ind., Huebert Hart of Greenfield, Ind., and Noble Hart of Flint, Mich. Imogene’s vibrant personality and quick wit was a direct result of growing up with three older brothers, all who served in World War II while she was in attendance at Reitz High School.
Upon graduation from high school, Imogene moved to Seattle, Wash. to work as an overseas telephone operator, connecting the trans-Pacific phone calls from military abroad back home in the United States. She spent many weeknights and weekends dancing at the USO.
Imogene later returned to Evansville and met the love of her life, Tom Boyd, a World War II veteran, and they were married six weeks later. Before they began their family, Tom re-enlisted in the Army as a military trainer during the Korean War and they relocated to the Panama Canal Zone. They returned to the U.S. when Imogene became pregnant with their first child, Scott Irv Boyd. In quick succession Imogene bore three more children, daughter Vickie Lynne Schroeder, son Dennis Keith Boyd and daughter Teresa Boyd Wright. Imogene leaves a legacy of unmatched wit and charm and continual positive outlook, believing the best in everyone she met. There are so many stories to tell of her courage and strength through adventures and mis-adventures. She will be missed greatly by her family, vast extended family and friends, but her antics will live on through the cherished stories that are the celebration of her life.
Note:Imogene is shown on page #49 of the James Hart Book as #122-a25

Shelbyville, TN.Nov 14, 2011
Jerry Lee Hart (February 11, 1942 - November 13, 2011) Mr. Jerry L. Hart, age 69 passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville. He is a native of Bedford County and the son of the late Don Hart and Vera Rowe Hart. He is survived by his cousin Elaine Melson and her husband Thomas. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister: Sandra Hart. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Gowen-Smith with Bro. Jay Pope officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Note: Jerry Lee Hart is #129-738-1 in the James Hart book.

ADVANCE, Mo. Oct 27, 2011
Mildred Ladd, 95, of Advance went to be with her heavenly father Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. She was born June 11, 1916, in Bollinger County, daughter of Ed and Sadie Shell Hendrix. She and Marcus Ladd were married Aug. 13, 1933. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 2003. Mildred assisted her husband in ministering 39 years. She was a member of Ladd’s Chapel. Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Choate and Ruth Ann (Carol) Blanton of Advance; a sister, Juanita Larmie of St. Louis; two granddaughters, Kim (Randy) McElroy and Shawna (Vance) Read of Advance; and two great-grandchildren, Kalen Read and Jeremy McElroy. She was preceded in death by a son, Loren Ladd, and a daughter, Shirley G. Ladd. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Ray Placher officiating and the Rev. Dusty Whittley assisting. Burial will be in Balch Cemetery near Zalma, Mo.
Note: Mildred was related on our Grandmother Hannah I. (Melton) Hart’s side of the family.

Carmi, Ill. Nov. 9, 2011 Norman Langford, 93, of Carmi, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born March 18, 1918 in the Big Wabash River bottoms at Sandy Slough near Bowman’s Bend, Hawthorne Township, White County Illinois, the son of Victor and Icy (Hart) Langford.
He was a graduate of Carmi Township High School in 1935, and later graduated from Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the “Greatest Generation” and fought in World War II after joining the Army Air Corps in 1942. Norman served as a pilot through the war until he was discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain. He was called back into service for the Berlin Airlift from 1949-1951. After the war, Norman married Mildred Foster and started his family in the Washington, D.C. area. He was employed as an accountant for many years at Melpar Corp. and Schoenstedt Industries. In his retirement years in Carmi, Norman was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Michael Norman Langford of Virginia; a sister, Iris Sielaff of Des Plaines; two grandsons; three nephews; four nieces; and several great-nephews and great-nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Icy Langford; two sisters, Murriel Smith and Doris Odegaard; a brother, Darrel Langford; and wives, Mildred Foster and Dorothy Leathers Brisch. Norman’s remains were cremated, and a private family committal service will be at a later date. Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Norris City, IL.. Aug. 13, 2011
Dorothy Buttry Martin, 91, of Norris City, left her earthly home to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, August 13, 2011 as she was surrounded by her family. She was the rock of the family and now she is our angel. Dorothy was born March 15, 1920 in Canalou, Mo., the daughter of William and Lillian (Bryan) Willis. She married David M. Buttry in 1936, and he preceded her in death in 1968. Dorothy had managed the laundromats in Carmi, Norris City and Ridgway. She also had a big heart for the community and enjoyed volunteering with the Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels. Dorothy loved ballroom dancing, cooking, reading and writing poetry and even had a book of poems published. She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Norris City American Legion Auxiliary and attended First Southern Baptist Church in Norris City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, with Roger Price officiating. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.

Remember Our Military Cousins: This is a list of our Military Cousins and their parents:

Travis Allen Swallows, U. S. Air Force, son of Donna Mansfield and Allan Swallows and grandson of Neal and Christine (Hart) Mansfield. Diana (Murray) Swallows, U. S. Air Force, wife of Travis Swallows and daughter of Ellen Murray.

Jeffry Dean Livingston, U. S. Army, son of Genesse (Hart) Livingston and the late Gene Livingston and wife Karla.

Barry Morris Tucker, U. S. Air Force, son of Dan Tucker and the late Clara Jo (Jody) Tucker.

Carl Anthony Hart, U. S. Army, son of Brian Hart and the late Denise (Boshear) Hart and the grand son of Norma (Cunningham) Hart and the late Jack Gene Hart.

William Cory Brown, U. S. Air Force, wife of Krystal, son of Joel Theresa (McClintick) Brown and grandson of William and Helen (Hart) McClintick.

Alexander (Alex) James Noble, U. S. Army, wife of Claudia and son of Michael (Mike) and Jill Ellen (Jennings) Noble and grandson of Ruth (Hart) Jennings and the late Jack Jennings.

Andrew Hughes, U. S. Air Force, husband of Karla (Aslin) Hughes and son-in-law of Geralda (Prada) Aslin and the late Gary Aslin.

Ryan Clark Nicholas, U.S. Army Reserves, the son of Juno Chance and grandson of the late Lola Mae (Hart) Smith and Bill Wade Smith. Let’s keep these cousin’s and their families in our prayer’s.

Thirty Fifth Annual Hart Family Reunion
Just a reminder that our Thirty Fifth Annual 2012 Hart Family Reunion will be in Dexter on June 3rd, 2012. Relatives from Alaska have already made plan’s to be here and this will be their first one. Make plan’s now to attend and we will also have our FUN AUCTION with our Famous Auctioneer, Cousin Richard (Dick) Hart and he makes it so much fun


Wishing You and Your’s a Blessed Christmas
and a Happy New Year’s Season.
M. A. Hart
1009 Cedar Lane
Dexter, MO 63841-9494
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