Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coleda Ione Hart

Coleda Ione Hart
August 27, 1920 - April 2, 2012

Coleda Ione Hart, Barnard, departed this life on April 2, 2012 at Lincoln, Kansas.  She was born August 27, 1920, in Barnard, Kansas, the daughter of George and Jewel Nelson.  On May 13, 1941 she was united in marriage to Willard Alvin Hart at Junction City.  She and Willard lived in the Barnard area for most of their lives.  They owned and operated the Barnard Grain Company for 13 years while living 1 mile east of Barnard on the farm.  She taught school at the Third Creek School, northeast of Barnard for a year after attending Fort Hays Normal School.  In the late "40's", while Willard worked as a bus driver in Junction City and served in the US Army, she worked for the Junction City Transit Lines.  Ione lived on the farm with Willard and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Barnard.  After Willard's death in November of 2005, Ione remained on the farm until she moved to Lincoln Park Manor in 2011.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Hart and wife Dianna of Bogue, Kansas and Jeff Hart and wife Joy of Salina, Kansas; a sister Jane Olson of Arkansas City, Kansas; a brother-in-law, Melvin Hart of Barnard, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Clemma Stone of Arkansas City, Kansas; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and many that she considered dear friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willard; two sisters, Thelma Stanley and George Ann Stevens; and a brother Palmer Nelson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Barnard, Kansas with Pastor Dennis Finch officiating.  Cremation has been chosen and has taken place.  A private, family internment will be held a the Milo Cemetery, Barnard, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be made to the Barnard Lions Club Scholarship Fund or to the Mexican Baptist Gospel Outreach in care of: James Nelson, 660 South Front, Salina, KS 67401.

From the Wilson Family Funeral Home in Minneapolis, Kansas

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