Thursday, September 1, 2016

Howard E. Hart, 1890-1947

The Centerville Iowegian – 15 November 1947
  Howard E. Hart, son of Henry and Margaret Hart, was born May 8, 1890 and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Hefner at Jerome on Nov. 3, 1947.
  He was united in marriage January 10, 1911 to Cleo Green and to this union one daughter and two sons were born: Harriet Hefner of Jerome, Iowa, Loran of Gary, Indiana, and Harold of Chicago, Ill.
  He was born in Wayne County, Iowa, and grew to man-hood in and around Promise City, then later moved to Seymour, and then to Jerome where he lived until the death of his wife four years ago this coming December.
  He leaves to mourn his passing his three children, two grandchildren: Colleen and Norman Hefner; and six sisters and four brothers, who are: Elsie Guthrie of Russell, Iowa; Stella Chadwick of Saskatchewan, Canada; George Hart of Centerville; Etta Curtis of Corydon, Iowa; Marie Cheathem of Lynwood, Cal.; Colas Hellyer of Seymour, Iowa; Cree Hart of Des Moines, Iowa; Clyde Hart of Centerville, Iowa; and Russell Hart of Davenport, Iowa; besides a host of relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by his father, mother and one brother.
  From the Ruby Undertaking Parlor at Seymour his body was taken to the Jerome Methodist Church, where services were held Wed., Nov. 5 at 2 P.M., with its pastor, the Rev. M. R. Gonzalez, officiating.  Mrs. Hazel Felkner of Jerome played comforting hymns for about 15 minutes before and after the funeral cortege arrived at the Church.  Mrs. Norma McMurray of Promise City, a Niece of the deceased, say “In The Garden,” accompanied by Mrs. Felkner.  He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Jerome Cemetery.
  Jerome and surrounding community join his bereaved children in the passing of a loving father, a devoted husband and a kind friend.  He was well liked and respected, and enjoyed helping his fellowmen.
Card of Thanks
  We wish to thank the many friends and relatives who were so kind and thoughtful during our recent bereavement.
  The Howard Hart Children and Grandchildren

Gravestone of Howard E. and Cleo May (Green) Hart
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 7, Block 23, Lot 9

Cleo May (Green) Hart, 1893-1943

The Seymour Herald – 30 December 1943
  Cleo May Green, daughter of Peter S. and Sarah Dorcas Green, and wife of Howard E. Hart, was born near Promise City, Iowa, in Wayne county, May 18, 1893, and passed away after an illness of about two years, December 15, 1943, at the St. Joseph hospital in Centerville, Iowa.  Her age at the time of death was 50 years, six months and 27 days.
  She spent the early part of her life in Wayne county.  In January, 1910, she was married to Howard Hart and three children were born to this happy and devoted couple: Mrs. Harriette Hefner of Jerome, Loren and Harold of the U.S. Navy.
  On January 17, 1915, she gave her heart to Christ by uniting with the Methodist church at Promise City and although she had resided in Jerome for the past 12 years she still retained her membership in the former church.
  Her parents and two sisters preceded her in death.  Left to mourn her passing are three brothers: Ferren of Bethlehem, Iowa; Everett of Sewal, Iowa, and a two brother, Clyde, of Rock Island, Ill.  Also two grandchildren, Colleen and Norman Hefner of Jerome, besides other relatives and a large circle of friends.
  Mrs. Hart will always be remembered as a very devoted wife and a very dependable and understanding friend and helpful neighbor. She was gifted with the grace to suffer with patience and without complaint and a genial smile generally greeted those who came to see her even when her condition was most critical. Today Jerome deeply mourns the loss of one of her most beloved citizens and the church one of her most courageous members, who leaves behind a beautiful and noble example of patience and resignation to the will of God.
  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. M. R. Gonzales, Friday at 2:00 p.m., at the Jerome Methodist church with Mrs. Dave Workman at the piano.  Mrs. Lita Bollman, Mrs. Marcella Workman and Mrs. Genevieve Minks sang three comforting hymns: “Ivory Palaces,” “No Night There” and “Going Down the Valley.” She was laid to rest in the Jerome cemetery.
  For the many comforting ministrations of neighbors and friends, during our recent bereavement we publicly express our thanks. We are especially grateful for the floral tributes.

  Howard Hart and Children

Gravestone of Cleo May and Howard E. Hart
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 7, Block 23, Lot 9