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Opal Hart

22 mai, 1918 - 4 juin, 2011

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Opal Hart, 93, of Winterset, died June 4, 2011 at the Madison County Health Care System in Winterset.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 8 pm, Tuesday, June 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Winterset where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, June 8 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Winterset Cemetery and memorials may be directed to the church or MDA, 383 Collins Rd., NE #10, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.
Opal Marcella Hart was born May 22, 1918 in Victoria Township, Cass County, Iowa; the daughter of Augustus Grover and Mary (Cron) Maeder. Opal graduated valedictorian from Griswold High School in 1934 at the age of 16. She received a scholarship to Grand Island, Nebraska where she obtained her teaching certificate. Her teaching career began in 1937 and took her to country schools in Adair and Madison Counties. When teaching in Madison County, she met and later married George Curtis Hart. The couple was married on June 7, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. In those days, a teacher could not be married so this ended her teaching career but kept very busy raising her family and helping her husband manage and operate their family farm.
Opal was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winterset and was active in many church activities throughout the years. She was awarded for being a long-time 4-H leader. She was a charter member of the Sunshine Garden Club where she held numerous offices including President. She was a Master Gardener and a member of the Federated Garden Club of Iowa for 65 years. Gardening was a passion which she took very seriously, taking many horticultural courses at Iowa State University as well as serving as a State Floral Judge for several years. She also took great interest in the horticultural aspects of both farming and vegetable gardening which provided for the family in multiple social and economic ways.
Opal was also very interested in genealogy and history being a member of the Madison County Genealogical Society. She was a member of the Madison County Historical Society where she volunteered, giving tours and helping staff the museum. She was a member of the Current Topic Club as she was a voracious reader, reading many books over the years. She also enjoyed travel and keeping up with all the activities of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Opal is survived by her children, Richard (Cheryl) Hart of Waterloo; Shirley (Bill) Roach of Winterset; 3 grandsons, Mark (Misti Williams) Roach, Joe (Mia) Roach and Brett (Mindy) Hart; grandson-in-law, Darin Brincks and 6 great-grandchildren, McKenna, Tucker and Maggie Hart; Elliott Brincks; and Madeline and Ava Roach.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George in 2003; siblings, Letha Heichel and Edna Casey; and a granddaughter, Heather Hart Brincks.

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Nom Opal Hart
Date de naissance 22 mai, 1918
Date de décès 4 juin, 2011
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Endroit 1823 North John Wayne Drive
Winterset IA 50273
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Marcia (Haymond) Wingler a publié une condoléance .

Shirley, Richard and family, I was sorry to hear of Opal's passing. She was such a good friend to so many, including my mother and father. So glad Dad was able to go to her service. It takes a long, long time to learn to live without your mother! May God comfort you all knowing she is in heaven watching over you now.

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Jean Walker a publié une condoléance .

Hello to Opal's family. I am so sorry to hear this news. I did not know Opal had died until yesterday, and I regret missing her service. She was such a kind and wonderful woman, and she grew the most beautiful flowers! I send my deepest condolences to all of you. With love from Jean Walker

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George & Marlaina Hart a publié une condoléance .

Dear Richard, Shirley and family, we were so sorry to hear of the great loss of your mother Opal. Although we only met her once, we treasured her as a fabulous person that will be missed by all. Our sympathies and prayers are with you all. - George and Marlaina Hart, MN

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Larry And Kaye Hart a publié une condoléance .

Richard and Shirley, we are so saddened by this terrible news. It's easy to say that she's in a better place now but it'll be awhile before that hole in your heart heals. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Mike & Kathy Drake a publié une condoléance .

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Opal. It was so nice to get to see her and visit with her at the Drake reunion. She will be missed and our thoughts are with the family.

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Ann Whalen a publié une condoléance .

My family and I shall surely miss Opal. Such a bright, cheerful and energetic woman with so many talents. We live far away from Iowa now but we are thinking of her and her family. The Whalen Family: Len, Ann, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Carrie and Amelia

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Sandi Callison a publié une condoléance .

Shirley and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Sandi

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Lee Holtmyer a publié une condoléance .

Richard and Shirley and families. Sorry about the loss of your mother. Remember all the good happy memories. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Lee and Martha Holtmyer, Lacona, IA

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Ron And Rc Christensen a publié une condoléance .

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you.

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Nina Hitsman a publié une condoléance .

Dear Richard, Cheryl, Shirley, Bill and family. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Opal. I was glad that I had a good visit with her recently as she was receiving physical therapy at the Winterset Hospital for her hip. We talked about her gardens, and canning, and a number of other items. She was so sweet, and a pleasure to visit with. I will remember her fondly. Nina Hitsman

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