Faye Irene (Wolhers) Hart, 81, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Houston House in Houston, Missouri.
She was born on Mary 26, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Beatrice (Halstead) Wolhers. By the age of six, her family relocated to Los Angeles, California, when her father joined the U.S. Marine Corps. They lived with her grandparents for several years.
Later in life she attended Hamilton High School in Los Angeles; there she met Robert Hart. She worked in the school library and the two began dating in their junior year. After graduation, Robert joined the U.S. Army Special Forces and Faye went on to further her education at Santa Monica City College.
On January 26, 1955, in a small Episcopal church, Faye and Robert were wed. Faye then joined Robert at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, while he finished his special forces combat training. While there, Faye gave birth to her first child, Candice Anna Hart. Faye returned home to Los Angeles when Robert was scheduled for Korea. In her favor, Robert was rescheduled to Germany, where Faye and Candice could join him. Unfortunately, they lost Candice at the early age of seven months and 13 days. After Candice’s passing, Robert was reassigned back to California. A year later, their second child, Denise Lynn Hart, was born at Ft. McArthur, San Pedro, and three years later they welcomed their third child, Lawrence Austin Hart.
Faye loved being a mother, counselor, correction officer and wife. Faye always volunteered for community service. Her life was books and family; she majored in library science. Faye assisted in establishing many school libraries in her community and surrounding areas. Libraries and books were her passion, which led her to be a published author with extraordinary writing skills and imagination.
Faye was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brother, all of her aunts and uncles, and two of her children, Candice and Lawrence Hart.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hart; her daughter, Denise and husband Carl Holloway; three grandchildren, Christopher and Brandi Stein, Melissa Baker and Steve Reed and Steven Stein; nine great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jakob, Ethan, Katrina, Ashiley, Dustin, Jeffery, Kayleigh and Sheyanne; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jenson and Mackenzie. She will be greatly missed not only by her husband and family but by many friends and people that she had been blessed to know and them to have known her.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at the funeral chapel with Dr. Linda Milholen and Brad Ellsworth officiating. Interment was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.