Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
James Kettenring Hart, 83, 646 W. Anthony St., Celina, died at 5:35 a.m. May 17, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Black Creek Township, to Carl E. and Iva V. Kettenring Hart. On June 13, 1946, he married Mary B. Kohnen, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons, James R. (Rebecca) Hart, Celina, Dan L. (Diana) Hart, Middletown, Rich A. (Jitske) Hart, Hearveen, Netherlands, Kevin C. (Marsha) Hart, Chillicothe; two sons-in-law, Leroy Huber, Celina, and Marvin Crowell, New Paris; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Robert C. Hart; and two daughters, Mary Catherine Huber and Nancy J. Crowell.
He retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, after 45 years and had worked for 20 years at Landmark in Celina. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, both in Celina and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 Thursday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cisco Funeral Home Celina, where military services will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Contributions can be made to St. Vincent DePaul or Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
Condolences can be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.