Margaret Louise Hart, age 69, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and Omaha, Neb., and more recently of Sun City West, Ariz., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West.
She was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan., the only child of Mellon Stell and Wanda Marie Partee Stell.
Margaret was raised in Fort Scott, Kan., and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1959.
She moved to Topeka, Kan., to attend her LPN Nurse's training and graduated in 1960.
After receiving her LPN certification, she moved to Omaha, Neb., and met her husband, Edgar Earl Hart and they married in 1964.
She continued on in her nursing career for the next 30 years at Nebraska Methodist Hospital and 20 more years in Phoenix, Ariz.
In May 2010, Nurse's Week, Margaret received a Certificate of Appreciation Award in recognition of valuable contributions to Arizona State Veterans' Home. She always said she, "loved taking care of people."
Margaret gave her life to Christ in the late 1970s and became a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Omaha, Neb., where she was an active member.
She left Omaha in 1990 and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and became a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and became the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees. Margaret loved the Lord and lived a very blessed, prayed up Christian life.
Left to cherish her precious memories are her husband, Edgar "Eddie" Hart; four daughters, Kristi Walker, Tanya Starks, Michelle "Toni" Hart and Sherita Hart.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, KIorita "Kori", JaNae, Latavia, Kendria, Charles, Kennedy, Trevion, Zaniyah and Au'Janae; two great-granddaughters, Khya and Kymorah; and two sons-in-law, Kenneth Walker and Stan Starks. She also leaves behind those that were considered extended family and a host of close friends.
Rev. Leroy Nelson will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.