In Memoriam : Loudene Hart

Loudene Hart Loudene Hart - age: 89
(April 28, 1928 to September 22, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

Mrs. Loudene Hart, age 89, of Benton, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab Center of Benton.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Rev. Keith Fletcher officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mrs. Hart was born on April 28, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Rassie Summers and Effie (Aiken) Summers. She married James O. Hart on August 22, 1953, and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1995.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton.

She last worked as a secretary with Floro Insurance in Benton.

Loudene enjoyed eating out, playing cards, collecting miniature tea sets, ceramics, having coffee with friends, and going to Wal-Mart.

Surviving are her two children Janice Legendre and husband Roger of Johnston City, James Hart and wife Jayna of Benton; four grandchildren: Tina Miller and husband Kevin of Johnston City, Mathew Legendre of Johnston City, Jenna Kirkpatrick and husband Ben of Benton, Jonathan Hart of Benton; three great-grandchildren: Kaylee Kirkpatrick, Max Kirkpatrick, Elijah Kirkpatrick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother Lewis Summers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Rescue of Franklin County, or the Benton Ministerial Alliance, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Rebecca Burroughs - September 26, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Janice, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Loudene was a great lady. A good mother is a blessing and you were truly blessed. We have been friends for many years - let me know how I can help.

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