Lee I. Hart (1943 — 2022)

Lee I. Hart, 79, of Bryan, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. She was born on April 22, 1943, in Akron to Bernard and Florence (Trover) Leach. On Aug. 13, 1977, she married Richard E. Hart at George Bible Park in Montpelier and he survives.

Lee retired as an executive assistant at Winzeler Stamping after 48 years. She was a member of the Women of the Montpelier Moose Chapter 270, where she was a Past Senior Regent.

Lee is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard; a daughter, Heather (Ryan) O’Neal of Montpelier; stepdaughter, Wendy (Mark) Rittenhouse of Cloverdale, Ohio; and stepsons, Tom (Shirley) Hart of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Rick (Debbie) Hart of Allentown, Pennsylvania; several grandchildren; and sister, Gail Rutledge of Sarasota, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold, Frank and Patrick Leach; and sister, Sarah Leach.

Lee will be laid to rest at a private graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with Pastor Paul Gruetter to officiate. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Research Center, Shriners Hospital for kids or Moosehart. Condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.

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