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Mary Jane Hart
Mary Jane Hart, beloved wife, mother, caregiver and friend passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016 at the age of 96.
She was born February 26, 1920 in Van Buren, Missouri to Fred E. and Margaret C. (Crawford) McGhee. She attended Senior High School (Central) where she participated with Dr. Ritchie Robertson’s Kiltie drum corps.
She attended Southwest Missouri State Teacher’s College (MSU) where she was a member of the predecessor club to Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.
On Columbus Day, 1940 she married Eugene C. Hart, who preceded her in death. As a member of the Greatest Generation, she spent her life caring for her family and friends.
She is survived by three children, Elizabeth Ann of Nova Scotia, R. Steven (Elisa) and David (Susan), both of Springfield. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Debra Tsang, Jenifer Tsang, Beth Gann, Sarah Ashford Hart, Austin Hart, Mandy Morris and three great-grandchildren.
Mary Jane will always be remembered for her humor and compassion toward others. She will be interred at Springfield National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, March 31, 2016, at Trinity Presbyterian Church (Westminster Presbyterian Church building), under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Reverend Mary Wright officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.