Betty Jean Hart passed from this life on June 3, 2016, at her home in St. Joseph.
She was born Dec. 27, 1935, in St. Joseph, to Lloyd and Beatrice (Rhoades) Gillespie.
She was a graduate of Lafayette High School.
On July 9, 1960, in Wathena, Kan., she married James R. Hart, and he preceded her in death in 2008. She worked at Meade Products for 30 yrs.