Farming Rural 17

Lavoy M. (Lewis) Hart

April 23, 1931 ~ March 27, 2020 (age 88)



Lavoy Marie Hart, 88, of Pleasant Hill, was born, April 23, 1931, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Bennie Luther and Frona Ann (Hilbrant) Lewis.  She departed this life, Friday, March 27, 2020, at her home surrounded with love and family.

Lavoy was a 1949 Pleasant Hill High school graduate.

On December 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Vernon Breen Hart in Pleasant Hill. They enjoyed over 70 years of marriage.

Lavoy worked at Sears and Roebuck and Western Electric.  In 1968, she became a full time homemaker.  She and Vernon also worked a small farm together on a farm south of Strasburg.  She was a member of the Strasburg Union Church.  They were also members of the Good Sam Club RV traveling Club. She enjoyed working out on their farm and traveling.  She loved playing pool and for the past twenty-five years she was a member of the South Texas pool league.

Lavoy was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson Nick Rogers; one brother, Russell Lewis; and two sisters, Margaret Spiwak and Ann Fowler.

She is survived by her daughters, Pam (and Larry) Rosanbalm, and Greg (and Belva) Rogers both of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Trenton  (and Lindi) Rogers of Lone Jack , Logan Rogers of Pleasant Hill, Shane and (Katie) Rosanbalm of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Corey (and Sarut) Rosanbalm of Lee’s Summit, and Matthew Rosanbalm of Pleasant Hill; 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Louise Curtis of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Private family graveside services were held Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Strasburg Cemetery. Reverend John Clark officiated.  Casket bearers were Corey Rosanbalm, Matt Rosanbalm, Logan Rogers, Trent Rogers, Ethan Rogers, Gage Rogers, Kashton Rosanbalm, and Owen Rosanbalm.  Honorary casket bearers were Shane Rosanbalm and Landon Rosanbalm.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.  The location and date will be published here when that information becomes available.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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