Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

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