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Anna Vernelia Hart

1929 - 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Anna V. Hart passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Lighthouse Fellowship, 7200 Robertson Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76135.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Lighthouse Fellowship, 7200 Robertson Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76135;,or Community Link Mission, 300 Belmont St., Saginaw, 76139;

Anna Vernelia Moren was born February 18, 1929, in Graham, Texas. She grew up on the family farm with brothers Reeves and Bill, and parents William Edward and Eula Kate, attending schools and graduating from Graham High School. After graduation, Anna attended Texas Tech, completing a music degree.

While at Tech, she met her husband, Ira, an Army World War II veteran, working on an engineering degree at Tech. They married in August 1950. After graduation, the couple moved to Tahoka, Texas where Anna taught in the Tahoka schools, and Ira farmed cotton and worked for a local telephone coop. Eldest son Gordon was born in June 1953, and Anna became a full-time mother. The family moved to Fort Worth in 1954 where Ira began a 34-year career with Convair/General Dynamics. Daughter Kathryn was born in July 1955, and youngest son Robert was born in July 1958.

While raising the family in River Oaks, Anna taught piano lessons in the home, working with students in the neighborhood, as well as her own children. The family moved to Lakeside in 1963. When Robert began attending Azle Schools in 1964, Anna restarted her teaching career in the classroom at Eagle Heights Elementary, eventually moving to Azle’s “Rock School”, where she taught music until her retirement in 1988. Anna was dedicated to the music ministry at Lake Worth United Methodist Church/ Lighthouse Fellowship, playing organ and piano in services and singing in and leading the adult & children’s choirs. She also participated in many lay activities.

Upon their retirements, Anna and Ira traveled extensively, visiting much of the US and North America in their Avion travel trailer, enjoying square dance activities along the way. They served as national officers in the National Avion Travel organization. Between trips, back home, they volunteered for Meals on Wheels. In April 2014, Anna and Ira moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana Anna moved to New Orleans in February 2018.

She was preceded in death by husband Ira (February 2015), and brother Reeves (February 2013).

Survivors include brother Bill Moren (Mary); sister-in-law Beth Moren; children, Gordon Hart (Judy), Kathryn Blood-worth (Randy), and Robert Hart (Susan); grandchildren, Courtney, Brad (Glenda), Christopher (Stephanie), Alisha, Geoffrey, and Nicholas (Alex).

The Azle News,

Aug. 14, 2019 Edition