Virden – William R. “Bill” Hart, 83 of Virden, IL passed away Monday March 3, 2014 at Sunrise Nursing Home, Virden, IL.
Bill was born December 17, 1930 in Virden, IL a son to Walter Lee and Lillian (Gaines) Hart. He graduated from Virden High School in 1948 and married Marjorie E. Knox June 6, 1949 in Girard, IL. Bill owned and operated William R. Hart Construction Co. for many years, worked as a coal miner at Freemen Crown III and retired from the State of IL Dept. of Revenue. He was a 50 year member of the Virden Masonic Lodge # 161 A.F. & A.M., a former sexton and board member for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He was a member of the Virden Church of the Brethren, Virden, IL.
Surviving Bill is his wife Marjorie E. Hart of Virden, IL daughters, Carol Sue (Eric) Peters of Hardy, AR, Linda A. Bryant of Chatham, IL and Mary Ellen Hart of Virden, IL, a son William Bruce Hart of Springfield, IL, brothers, Leonard B. Hart of Loami, IL and Robert E. Hart of Riverton, IL, grandchildren, Bethany L. (Marc) Sattovia of Ballwin, MO, Thomas Peters of Hardy, AR, Keaton A. Peters of Auburn and Jared R. (Mandy) Bryant of Divide, CO and a great grandchild Camden Sattovia of Ballwin, MO, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents and a brother Walter Hart.
There will be a Masonic Service starting at 10:00 A.M. prior to the visitation which will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time at 11:30 a.m. Thursday March 6, 2014 at Virden Church of the Brethren, Virden, IL. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL, will accord cremation rites following services with burial of ashes at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Virden, IL. Rev. David Barnett officiating. Organist will be Eileen Reichert. Honorary Pallbearers are Dan Reischauer, Mike Shipp, Don Clark, George Richards, Marvin Wrightsman and Ron Carney. Pallbearers are Robert Hart, Bruce Hart, Thomas Peters, Keaton Peters, Jared Bryant and Marc Sattovia. Memorials may be made to Virden Church of The Brethren, Prairieland Ambulance or Virden Rescue Squad. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.