Sally Ann Hart
July 2, 1930  -  December 4, 2007

Sally Ann Hart

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
5 to 7 PM
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Highland Church of Christ
Highland AVE
Abilene, TX  79605
Thursday, December 6, 2007
1:30 PM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Sally Ann Hart, 77, completed her task on December 04, 2007 and went home to the Lord. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday at the Highland Church of Christ, with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South.

Sally was born on July 2, 1930, in Houston, and was the youngest of five children born to Stanley Lois Brown. In 1931, during the heart of the depression she moved with her family to Kentucky. Times were hard but she conquered them graciously, an attribute she never lost. Her desire in life was to be a wife and mother. She married in 1950 and was blessed to be the mother of 4 children. She was always busy working for the Lord, worshiping at Highland Church of Christ since 1949. She was the first church secretary at Highland, taught Bible classes for 20 years, was active in the bus ministry, and later was involved in the WidowWidowers ministry. When her twins started college, she worked 12 years with Dr. Ed Headrick, as secretary in the Psychology Department of Abilene Christian University. Sally was an avid seamstress and enjoyed any craft that allowed her to work with her hands.

Sally cherished her friends and often reminded us all how valuable friends are. She often said she had done the very best she could, that she had kept the faith and prayed that she had been a great Mom. She was a great Mom.

Survivors include four children, Bobby Hart of Florida, Rhonda Chaney and husband Tom of Abilene, Tricia Anderson and husband Scott of Abilene, and Dr. Michael Hart of Stamford; six grandchildren, Emily Chaney Smith and husband Adam, Leslie Edwards, Martine Chaney, Chantz Anderson, Slayde Anderson, and Gentri Anderson; one great grandchild, Cutter Koi Smith and numerous other special family members.

Sallys life was filled with love, hope, faith and as in all cases some disappointments. But as those who loved her can attest, she conquered them beautifully so that the hard times were not wasted.

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings and two infant children, Jeffrey Alan and Emily Ann Hart.

And so shined a good life in a weary world.


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  1. Mr. Mrs Robert Jeter
    Pasadena, TX

    Dr. Hart and Family my condolences to you and your family.Sorry to hear of your loss.My prayers are with you at time.May God Bless you and your family.

  2. Mary Ramos
    Anson, TX

    Dr. Hart and Family Sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you and your family.May God Bless you.

  3. Theresa Mosier And Family
    Lueders, TX

    Dr.Michael Hart and Family.My prayers are with you .God has choosen another angel to take home.Tho he knows that her work on earth was done.For she touched many lifes and made many friends.Which will carry on until that great reunion in heaven one day.May God Bless you and yourfamily.

  4. Linda Van Eaves
    Abilene, TX

    Bobby and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. Although I only touched her life a relatively short time, there was never any doubt that she was so loved by you and that she was always there for you. She was a tender woman who was very kind and considerate. Thats how I remember Sally. Through these years as I have grownup and stayed in Abilene most of my adult life, I have met, worked, and worshipped with many people who knew your Mom personally. They all spoke very highly of her, and I know you are very proud to be her son. Take care of yourself and family. In deepest sympathy, your friend Linda.

  5. Charles Rudolph
    Abilene, TX

    Hart Family,
    We sorrow with you in your loss and are praying for you. I remember many years working with Psycho Sal at ACU. She loved her job there and we loved her.

  6. Ruth and Jack Shriver
    Abilene, TX

    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother

  7. David Gipson
    Kerrville, TX

    Ill allways rember Sally as teen age kids at the Cawyers house.

  8. Pastor and Mrs Rusty Davidson and Family
    Loganville, GA

    We were terribly grieved to learn of the loss of this dear and precious woman. So many of us who knew her called her Mom and were loved as if we were her own children. Her grace was a blessing to all she encountered and she never failed to make you feel special.
    While we grieve we also celebrate, for after years of seeking the prize, she has now received her reward a many jewel crested crown, which we are certain she humbly declined but offered back to the Lord she loved.
    Certainly we can all affirm the Lords words to her, Well done, my good and faithful servant.
    We love you guys and wish we could be with you at this time.

  9. Angela Olson
    Abilene, TX

    Mike, Tricia and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I know she will be deeply missed by you and your family and many friends. I have heard so much about Aunt Sally from Randa. I know she was very special to you and to all who knew her.
    May God bless you during this time of sadness.
    Angela Olson

  10. Karri Thompson
    Hawley, TX

    Dear Tricia and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Sally. I know you will miss her so much She was a blessing to this earth and you will remember her daily. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this time.

  11. alex gonzalez
    sweetwater, TX

    My condolences to Dr. Hart and his family. God bless.

  12. Gary Dulude
    Independence, OR

    Mike, Tricia, Im so sorry to hear the sad news. Your Mom was such a joy to be around, and I always loved coming over to your house knowing your Mom would make me feel completely welcome. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family.

  13. Brian Hart
    Bedford, MA

    For Aunt Sally
    December 4, 2007 by Brian Hart

    We want Bobby, Rhonda, Patricia and Michael to know that we remember and love Aunt Sally a good hearted woman.

    My happiest childhood memories were in her home.
    I rode my red Schwinn alone for the first time to her house.
    I remember the day Bobby Lee shot a BB hole into her china cabinet.
    I remember breaking Bobby Lees Nautilus submarine.
    I remember Rhondas nuclear cinnamon toothpicks.
    We wore surgical masks to see Michael and Patricia for the first time.
    I remember miniature golf with cousins on a clear summers night and sticky ice cream floats.
    I ran across hot concrete, dove into cold waters and tasted heaven in a frozen Milky Way.
    Tricia was picked first for football.
    Michael cared for his mother better than any son or doctor ever could.
    Cruising with Rhonda was the coolest thing this young boy ever did.
    I remember Aunt Sally as a human tornado a force of nature.
    I fell asleep on Sallys couch to the light of a dying fire.

    Aunt Sally lived a good life.
    She was a good example to children.
    She gave of herself.
    Aunt Sally touched people.

    Her home never turned away a hungry dog or stray nephew.

    She made a difference in my life. I love and miss her.
    The power of the Holy Spirit lived in her home.
    The power of her good example is a power in each of us.

    In the late hour of our prayers, Gods finger touched her and she slept.


  14. Ky and Leslie Kuenstler
    Stamford, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Rick and Kay Musemeche
    Stamford, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with.

  16. Robert Harper
    Abilene, TX

    Dear Mike and family, I am very sorry to hear about your mother and her passing. She was a very special and wonderful lady. I was fortunate in that I got to know her during my years of growing up at Highland. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend her funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. If there is anything I can do please let me know. B.T. Mike.
    Robert Harper

  17. Dusty Davidson
    Dallas, TX

    I cannot begin to express how much Sally will be missed. She was truly an amazing, amazing woman who was loved and cherished by all who knew her. I have never met anyone who was as gracious as she. I know I speak for many when I say that she was a second mom for those of us who were blessed enough to spend time in the Hart home. She provided great love, friendship and guidance during our high school and college years. I stopped by her office frequently while I was attending ACU. No matter what, she always made me feel so much better about whatever was going on and I am incredibly grateful for that time with her. Though we know she has gone to a better place, she has left a great void here on earth. God blessed all of us with her and through her and whereas many of us work to earn jewels in our crowns, she was a heavenly jewel. She was a model mother and a dear friend.

  18. Susan Watts Halgren
    Houston, TX

    Tricia and Mike,

    You are so blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom, I know you will miss her. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Susan Halgren

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