Irene J. Hart

June 10, 1928 - October 31, 2016
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Belvidere, IL

Irene J. Hart, 88, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2016 at Northwoods Care Centre in Belvidere after a long illness. Irene was born on June 10, 1928 in Clementine, Missouri. She married the love of her life, Robert L. Hart, Jr. on January 20, 1952 in Belvidere. They were married 53 years until his passing in 2005. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church. Irene loved to cook, bake, sew, quilt and spend time with family and friends. For many years, she worked in the cafeterias at Highland Hospital and Belvidere High School. Many fondly remember her as “The Cake Lady of Belvidere” for her decorated cakes and wedding cakes.

Loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be missed by family and friends. Mother of Malvina J. Lutz of League City, TX, and Bill (Paula) Hart of Belvidere, IL; grandchildren, Roger (Jill) Lutz, Sarah Nisbet, Jonathan (Melissa) Lutz, Laura (Drew) Steely, Mike (Lauren) Hart, Tim (Shannon) Hart, and James (Kelsey) Hart; great grandchildren, Juliana and Emily Lutz, Lana, Kaylee and Felicity Nisbet, Caleb and Aaron Lutz, Wesley and Troy Steely, Zoe, Maya and Eva Hart, and Brigid Hart; brother, Claude (Sharon) Smith of Rockford, and sister-in-law, Louise Joy Hart of Belvidere. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert and brothers, Earl, Lee, Arch and Frank Smith.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Dan Lashley officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00, p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00, p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Dan Lashley officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Highland Garden of Memories


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.


 

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Born: June 10, 1928
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Sharon and Claude Smith posted on 11/1/16

Irene you are loved and will be missed rest in peace

 

Kathy Nebel posted on 11/2/16

Remembering Irene; not only the fantastic cakes she loved to make, but also her gentle, quiet manners. The Nebels.

 

Sherry Page Hicks posted on 11/2/16

The best cake baker in Boone county, worked at Belvidere High School with my mom and baked for us kids.... Irene made our wedding cake and all our family birthday, anniversary, baby shower ect.... Sweet lady.. We miss your cakes...

 

Henry and Deb Arthur posted on 11/2/16

So sorry to hear of Irene's passing. She was a wonderful person, and a great baker, she made our wedding cake. Also I enjoyed working with her at Highland Hospital.

 

Malva Crawford Craft posted on 11/2/16

I am so very sorry to learn of Irene's passing. She was such a sweet lady. I worked with her at Highland Hospital and went to school with Malvina. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. You have such wonderful memories to keep your hearts filled.

 

Deb Petersen posted on 11/3/16

Sorry for the Hart families loss. She was such a nice person. She made the best Red Velvet cake.

 

Patty martin posted on 11/3/16

She was the sweetest lady. She made the best cakes. They were not only beautiful they tasted amazing. She worked with my mother & mother in law. She was a wonderful lady. My deepest condolences to the family.

 

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