BettyJane Velma Hart


BettyJane Hart, 90, of Cochranton, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 after a short illness. She was born in Cabot, PA a daughter of Clarence Henry Rieger and Velma Juanita Sell.
After graduating high school, BettyJane attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor degree in education. She taught business skill classes including typing and shorthand at Cochranton JR/SR High School. She married Kenneth Clifton Hart on November 21, 1953, He preceded in her death on August 1, 2002.
BettyJane was a member of the Cochranton Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and current events.
She is survived by her son Kenneth Gordon Hart and his wife Debra K. (Oakes) Hart of Raleigh, NC, a grandson, Carson Dale Hart of Raleigh, and a sister JoyAnn Hovis of Cochranton She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
BettyJane showed great pride in celebrating her grandson Carson's graduation from high school just one day before her passing. Known for her beautiful cursive handwriting, even in her later years, BettyJane sent cards and letters to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson every holiday and milestone.
The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the selfless and loving support of Shirley Hart Heltzel in managing BettyJane's affairs in her time of need.
Private family graveside service will be held later this summer in Cochranton cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710.
The family has entrusted the arrangements to Dickson Funeral Home, Inc., 123 South Franklin St., Cochranton, PA 16314
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Mary Ellen and Steve Ferguson
Jul 19, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. I carry wonderful memories of your family close to my heart.
Marilyn (Heck) Oesterling
Jul 12, 2019
Just heard of Betty Jane's passing. We kept in touch via the telephone at least once a year. I have many pleasant childhood memories of visits with my cousins Betty Jane and Jo Ann. My condolence to Gordon and family. You're in my thoughts and prayers!
Peggy (Apel) and Gary Lynn (Ernie) Hart
Jun 24, 2019
Gordon, Thinking of you and your family and sharing your sorrow. May sweet, loving memories of your Mother help sustain you during this difficult time. Memories of your Mother make me smile, as I remember her from the early years at home on N. Franklin St. to the classroom at CHS. Mrs. Hart was a very special woman and showed great patience (especially with Peg!) and skill as a teacher. Take care and God Bless.
Michelle Deets Blackmore
Jun 20, 2019
My sincere sympathies at the loss of your Mother. God Bless.