Bro. Irvin L. Hart
Bro. Irvin L. Hart, 87, of Versailles, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born in Martinsville on May 27, 1934, the son of Victor and Ida Mae Pringle Hart. He was married to Pauline Day Hosmer on October 31, 1975 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Kenton (Sandy) Hart of Gosport and Ricky (Renee) Hart of Versailles; three daughters, Lisa (Eddie) McIntosh of New Whiteland, Carma Hart and partner Dan Williams of Martinsville and Sandra (Robert) Coffman of Knoxville, Tennessee; step-son Rick Hosmer of Madison; step-daughter Diane (Stanley) Ramey of Alexandria; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lawrence, Paul, Ernest, Loren and Amos Hart, and his sister Florence Sloan.
Mr. Hart was a 1953 graduate of Martinsville High School. He was a former employee of Eli Lily and was a local independent insurance agent for 55 years operating Hart’s Insurance Agency in Versailles. Irvin was also a minister for 35 years, his latest pastorate being at the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood. He had served as assistant basketball coach and athletic director at the Cincinnati Bible College from 1984 to 1996. Irvin loved to share the Gospel of Christ through his ministry. He also enjoyed following IU basketball, a passion he and son Ricky shared together watching games.
Funeral services for Irvin will be on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Tom Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.