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)
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
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
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
Daughter of Kim and Brenda Hart was crowned
Miss Stoddard County Fair Queen on Sept 23rd., at the
Stoddard County Fair in Dexter, MO.
and we wish you the best in the future.
Poplar Bluff, MO.
Sept. 6th, 2011
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.
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.campbellfuneralservices.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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