Thursday, May 28, 2009
Jack L. Hart, 1925-2005
Southwest Daily Times [Liberal KS] - 21 September 2005
Jack L. Hart slipped the surley bond of Earth on September 19, 2005 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. at the age of 79. He was born in Seymour, Iowa on December 27, 1925 to Pearl and Mamie (Morrow) Hart. He was the third of their five children. Jack was a loving man and loved his wife and children and friends and was kind and generous to his grandchildren.
Jack grew up in Seymour, Iowa and graduated from High School there in 1943. Jack was a veteran of WWII in the Army Air Corp and was part of the occupying forces in Germany. When he returned from the service, he joined his father in Seymour Oil Co. On November 10, 1946 he married Roberta A. (Bobbie) Bowman in Seymour, Iowa. They were married almost 59 years, and they had three children.
Jack was a lifelong business man and was successful in several different fields. One of the biggest joys was getting to know and taking care of his customers. Jack was an avid flyer and had dreamed of flying since childhood. He was fortunate enough to accomplish that goal and flew for most of his life. Jack was a senior partner of the Liberal Inn from 1970 to 2003.
Jack was a member of the Liberal Elk's Lodge and the Seymour American Legion along with various business organizations in the past. Jack's best and greatest quality was his generosity and he had a true Christian heart. He was generous and would give and help others without any personal gain.
Survivors include his wife Bobbie of the home; daughter Pam McElvain and husband Kenny, son David Hart and wife Nancy, all of Liberal, Kan.; son Brian Hart of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. Grandchildren are Brad McElvain, Christie Nowak, Jack and Andrea Hart, Bailey, Ian, and Mackenzie Hart and great grandson Elliot McElvain. He is also survived by two sisters Ferne Norris of Grinnell, Iowa and Ruby Fry and husband Bob of Bartow, Fla.; brother Ron Hart and wife Goria of Muscatine, Iowa and brother-in-law John Wright and wife Ev of Waukee, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Carole Hart Deputy.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Cook presiding. An additional service and burial will be held in Seymour, Iowa.
Calling time will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with the family present to greet friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to The Liberal Elks Benevolent Fund in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal KS 67901.