BARTLEY -- Roy G. Hart, 72, died Wednesday (May 11,2005), at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge.
He was born in Red Willow County near Bartley on Oct. 11, 1932, to Roy G., Sr. and Lydia (Fischer) Hart. He attended and graduated from Bartley High School in 1950. He attended McCook Community College for two years receiving a provisional teaching certificate.
He served in the U.S. Army 82 Airborne Division as a paratrooper in Korea from 1952-1954. He returned to Elwood and taught for one year, then returned to Bartley.
He taught and coached for 38 years. He continued to take classes and received his bachelor's degree from Kearney State Teachers College. He taught 7th and 8th grade, and all boys' sports and girls basketball as well.
He married Norma C. Moore on Aug. 17, 1952; she preceded him in death Feb. 11, 1993. He then married Anna M. (Carroll) Strang on Sept. 4, 1993.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 245 William Wight Post of Bartley, the Bartley Lodge AF&AM No. 228, the Tehama Shrine, St. John Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar of Nebraska, Occonoxee Council No. 16 Royal and Select Masters of Nebraska, King Cyrus Chapter No. 35 Royal Arch Masons of Nebraska, Kemper United Methodist Church, Lions Club of Bartley, served as mayor of Bartley for 10 years, and served as a lay minister in many pulpits of Southwest Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma; one brother, John William Wight; and one grandson Charles Vandegrift.
He is survived by his wife, Anna of Bartley; three daughters, Mary Lynne and husband, Sam Frandsen of McCook; Colleen and husband, Aaron Vandegrift; Janelle and husband Ron Pfeifer of Holdrege; one son, Tom Hart, and wife, Sheila of Omaha; one stepdaughter, Kathy Lynn Strand of San Antonio, Texas; two stepsons, Jay L. Strand of Foresythe, Mont., and David M. Strang of Scottsbluff; one sister, Dorothy Foster; one brother, James Wight; mother-in-law, Doris Moore; brother-in-law Eldon Moore, and wife Delores, all of Bartley; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were today at the Bartley School Gym with the Rev. David Rowe officiating. Interment will be in the Bartley Cemetery. Military and Masonic committals will be performed.
Memorials may be left in his name to the Kemper United Methodist Church or the Bartley Library.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.