JoAnna Hart

JoAnna I. Hart (Hirtzel)

Thursday, July 6th, 1933 - Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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JoAnna I. Hart, of Palos Park, IL, died October 15, 2019. Born in El Paso, TX, she grew up near Chihuahua, Mexico, and received her undergraduate degree at Willamette University, in Salem, OR, followed by a master’s degree in education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. She met and married Lou Hart in Phoenix, AZ, lived in New Mexico, and spent most of her adult life in Salt Lake City, UT, teaching at Monroe Elementary and then expressing her newly found faith in serving God and others through Bible Study Fellowship. After the death of her husband she moved to Portland, OR to help look after her mother until 2004, when she moved to Peace Village in Palos Park, where she volunteered in different capacities.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lou; survived by sister, Bernice Hirtzel of Portland, OR; daughter, Ann Payne (Bob) and son, Chuck Hart (Debra); grandchildren Joanna Bergmann (Todd), Jeff Payne, Nathanael Hart, Ethan Hart, Lance Hart, and Wyatt Hart, and her great-grandchildren Noah Bergmann, Benedict Bergmann and Alma JoAnna Bergmann. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.

Friends may visit with the family Saturday, October 26th from 10am until time of the Memorial Service at 11am at Colonial Chapel, 15525 73rd Ave, Orland Park IL 60462.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Bethshan Association or Elim Christian Services.

“Age may change the outside, but the inside belongs to God alone. Age may take [her] earthly body, but it will never take [her] soul. That’s the legacy [she] lived, that will be the legacy [she] leaves.” (Author Marilyn R. Gardner)

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Private, Fairmount-Willow Hills Cemetery
    9100 S. Archer
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment Private


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Rob, Therese, Jeff, Alyse, Jill, Brian, and Childr

Posted at 11:36am
God's love surrounds your gracious and beautiful Mom and Grandma! We surround you with our heartfelt prayers and thoughts and love!
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Pat Ru

Posted at 10:34pm
What a privilege it was to have known this beautiful lady! He kindness and goodness were reflected in her family. She loved her blessed Lord and was faithful in His service. Loved and cherished not only by her family, but many friends. She will be missed. The treasured memories will live on in the lives she touched. Bruce and Pat (Constance) Russell

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