Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Irene D. Hart (April 2, 2010)

Irene D. (Schneider) Hart, 83, of Greenville, passed away on April 2, 2010 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. Irene was born on December 18, 1926 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Martin & Dorothy (Kraushaar) Schneider.
Irene worked for Pennsylvania Bell in the office and as a cook for the Tri Village Schools, but continued to have a full time job as a homemaker, mother and farmer’s wife. She was a member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ithaca, where she was very active as a Sunday school teacher, choir member,women's ministry, and church council. Her life revolved around church. Irene was also active in the Church Woman United, Extension Homemakers, 4-H, and Tri-Village Band Boosters. She loved working in her gardens. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Willard in 1994 and a special friend, Leonard Norris.

She is survived by two sons, Rex and Anita Hart of Greenville and Frank and Lisa Hart of Arcanum; two daughters, Cheryl Ann and Charles Forrest of Anchorage, Alaska and Jayne and Lee Klett of Woodville, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Kias Hart, Aimee, Seth, and Elizabeth Hart, Amber, and Jordon Hart, Chris Klett; two great-grandchildren, Alyna and Madisyn Nelson; a brother, Martin and Harriet Schneider of Seneca, South Carolina and a sister, Mildred Hoke of Advance, North Carolina.

Services entrusted to Storch Braund Funeral Home in New Madison, Ohio. A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the funeral home. The celebration of life funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ithaca with Pastor Joene Herr being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Royal Oak Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio. Irene requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church or Heifer International with donations being accepted at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at