Norma Lee Hart, 90, formerly of Sheldon, Mo passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Truman Healthcare and Rehab in Lamar following a brief illness. Norma was born November 24, 1929 in Mannford, OK to Jessie O. and Naomi A. (Stockdale) Varnell. She was united in marriage to Gus Eugene Hart on September 24, 1948 in Drumright, OK and he preceded her in death on May 26, 2010.
Norma was raised in Mannford, OK and moved to California in the early 1950’s. She moved to the Sheldon area in 1966 and in addition to being a housewife she worked at the Nevada State Hospital for 20 years retiring in 1987. Norma was known for her expert quilting, her love of music, gardening, cooking for her family, and taking care of her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Stephen Hart and his wife Charlotte, Sheldon, MO, David Hart and his wife Linda, Lamar, MO, Phillip Hart and his wife Eva, Sheldon, MO; 10 grandchildren, Phillip Hart, Jr. and his wife Rachel, Norma Lewis and her husband Randy, Michael Hart and his wife Starr, Charles Hart, James Hart and his wife Sonja, Gregory Hart and his wife Sara, Jennifer White and her husband Tom, David Hart and his wife Melissa, Elizabeth Colbert and her husband Gary, Matthew Hart and his wife Audrey; 32 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herschel Glen Varnell, and Kenneth Varnell; two sisters, Beulah McDowell, and Oneta Lewis; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Gus, she was preceded in death by her parents; and seven siblings, Geneva Wilson, Leatha Vemer, Julia Dodd, Gerald Varnell, Mansell Varnell, Fred Varnell, Verla Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Brent Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo, MO. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
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