Anna (Ann) Victoria (Summers) Hart

Apr 20 1918
Nov 4 2017
99 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Parkesburg — Anna (Ann) Victoria (Summers) Hart, 99, died on November 4, 2017 at her home following a period of declining health.  Ann was born on April 20, 1918 to Amos and Catherine (Brown) Summers in Homeville, PA.  She was the fifth of twelve children.

“Ann would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, gardening, knitting and reading to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her children to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed. Low adherence to this instruction will not be tolerated.”  

She was pre-deceased by her husband Stewart E. Hart, brothers Benjamin, Harold (Doc), James, Francis (Bus), Arthur and Charles and sisters Kathryn Grace (Grace) Hall, Alice (Dutch) March, Eda Roberts, and Wilma Summers.  She leaves behind her sons Evans Hart of Parkesburg, Alan Hart of Atoka, TN, a daughter Doris (Hart) Moore of Marietta, OH and a son Lawrence Hart of North Berwick, ME; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister Edna Clarke of Arkansas.

After graduating salutatorian from Downingtown High School in 1936, she attended West Chester State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1940 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. She met her husband, Stewart Hart, through mutual acquaintances and they were married in 1943 at the Downingtown Methodist Church. She taught at various schools throughout Chester County during her teaching career including Midvale in South Coatesville, Unionville Elementary School, East Fallowfield Elementary school and various schools in the Octorara Area School system, where she retired in 1980.

Ann was very active in the Parkesburg Baptist Church for many years.  Ann was a volunteer for Red Cross blood drives at the church as well as Chester County Meals on Wheels. She was an avid knitter and made sweaters for every grandchild as well as blankets and sweaters that she donated to charity.  She loved gardening and only recently stopped maintaining her own backyard garden.  She was an active member of the Chris-Penn Chapter No. 455 Order of the Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron from 1977-1978 and 1984-1985.  For many years she hosted a spaghetti dinner at her home for extended family with attendance some years exceeding 50.

The funeral service will be held at Wilde Funeral Home in Parkesburg on November 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM, followed by a burial ceremony at Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery.  The viewing will be from 1 until 2 PM.  A reception at the Parkesburg Baptist Church will immediately follow the graveside service.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Nov 9 2017 - 2:00pm


Doris and family,

We are so sorry for your loss.

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I am very sorry to hear this. Prayers go out to the family. She was the sweetest neighbor I ever had. Her garden spruced up many meals.
My condolences.

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Doris and family.
Your mother sounds like she lived a Wonderful Life . Condolences from the class of 1968

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To our very good friends Larry, Lynn, and Michelle, we are sending caring thoughts, prayers and lots of love as you grieve and heal.

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Dear Hart Family, 

My sincerest sympathies to all the generations of the Stewart and Ann Hart Family.  I have many fond memories of Ann and her children; Evans, Alan, Doris and Lawrence at Hephzibah Baptist Church.  Your family was truly blessed by a kind gracious doer of her faith and one who walked the walk of her faith as well.  Ann was a blessing to all.

Sincerely, Sharon Rhoades Scott   

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