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Norma Hart

April 15, 1947 — September 13, 2018

Norma Hart

Norma (Corn) Hart

Age 71 of Coal City, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Morris Hospital in the presence of family and friends.

Born April 15, 1947 in Morris, Norma Elizabeth was a daughter of Fred and Evelyn (Vilt) Corn. She was raised and educated in Coal City and attended Coal City Schools. Norma was a friend to everyone she met. On May 13, 1965, she married Bill Hart and they were married for 49 years until he lost his battle with cancer on September 8, 2014.  Together they had two wonderful sons, Kregg (Jami) Hart and Kevin (Tracy) Hart, both of Coal City.

Norma was very active raising rabbits with her parents starting at a young age, and continued in the hobby after becoming partners with Richard Gehr in 1974. Norma held various officer positions in multiple rabbit clubs at many levels, local, state, regional, and national, with the most notable being Secretary-Treasurer of the American Dutch Rabbit Club and Secretary-Treasurer of the Illinois Rabbit Breeders Association, both of which she was awarded Life Memberships. She was also a Life Member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Norma was one of only five people that have been inducted into the Illinois Rabbit Breeders Association Hall of Fame, and was also inducted into the American Dutch Rabbit Club Hall of Fame. She loved the rabbits, but most of all the many friends she made throughout the years.

Survivors include her two sons: Kregg (Jami) Hart and Kevin (Tracy) Hart, both of Coal City; three grandchildren: Kori Hart, Megan Hart, and Matthew (Jessi) Hart; one great grandchild: Brooklyn Hart; one sister and brother-in-law: Mary (Louis) Glauner of Madison, Wisconsin.  Also surviving are her mother-in-law: Lavinia Woodard of Oklahoma; two sisters-in-law: Peggy (Dan) Busha of Texas and Linda (Buddy) Hughes of Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as very special friends: Richard Gehr, Jake Weatherhead, and Larry and Sue Tarman.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, parents, Fred and Evelyn Corn and father-in-law, Bill Hart Sr.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service, 12:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City.

Following services, Norma will be laid to rest with her husband in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery and a luncheon will be held at the home of Ray and Kathy Lissy, 4210 S. Broadway Road in Braceville.

Pallbearers will be: Richard Gehr, Donald Vilt, Lou Glauner, Kyle Glauner, Raymond Lissy and Gary Vilt.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Norma’s memory to her family for their distribution, in care of Kevin & Tracy Hart, 160 N First Ave, Coal City, IL 60416.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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