Vera M. Hart, 96, of Bethalto, formerly of McClure, Ill., passed away at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on May 30, 1918, in McClure, the daughter of Mose and Dona (Johnson) Colyer.
She married Loie Elkins on Aug. 26, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1971. On Nov. 25, 1974, she married Frank Hart. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1985.
Vera was a homemaker most of her life. She had attended the McClure 1st Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and talking with her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Clyde Jones of Bethalto and Ruth Ann and Bill Green of Alton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a daughter, Betty Wooff; a grandson, Skip Jones; three brothers, Wilburn Colyer, William Colyer and Robert Colyer; and three sisters, Helen Callis, Ruth Anderson and Wilma Matlock.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Lindsey Cemetery in McClure with Pastor Robert Smithey Jr. officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Lindsey Cemetery in McClure.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.