|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1903|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1935|
Bio Courtesy of Irene Wright (#46616609)
The Benkelman Post, Benkelman, Ne.
LeRoy Coleman DeHart, On a beautiful fall day, October 11, 1903, a darling son came to gladden the hearts and the home or Mr. and Mrs. James F. DeHart of Lake City, Iowa, whom they chose to call LeRoy Coleman. He spent his sweet, happy baby days in the home of his birthplace. At the age of four years he moved with his parents, his half brother, Floyd, three older sisters, Eva, Hazel and Lela, and a sweet baby sister, Ernestine of eight months of age to Benkelman, Nebraska where he grew to manhood on his father's farm northwest of Benkelman.
He finished the complete grade school at Benkelman and was in his second school year at the agricultural college in Lincoln, Nebraska, , when his father passed away, leaving Roy the responsibility of the large farm, at the age of 17 years. With the advice and counsel of his loving mother, he carried on for several years.
On December 1, 1928, he was united in marriage to Mildred Darling of Imperial, Nebraska. He continued on the farm after his marriage for three years, after which timehe moved to Benkelman to enter the commercial trucking business. He lived here for three years, and just one year ago last September, he moved with his family to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where he was residing at the time of his death. Two little girls, whom he loved dearly, Donna Elaine, age 4 and Delores Ann, age 3, were sent to bless their home.
On Christmas day the remaining members of the family spent the day happily together wit sister Lela on the old home place and as they were all departing for their separate homes. planned to all be together again on New Year's day with his brother, Floyd DeHart at Wauneta, Nebraska. On the way home to Ft Morgan Wednesday night Roy became very sick with chills and fever. Thursday morning a good Doctor was called. Sunday forenoon he was so much worse that he was moved from his home to the Ft. Morgan hospital by Dr. Johnson. In the afternoon Sunday, a specialist, Dr. Lusby from Brush was called and a special trained nurse was employed and all that medical skill and kind and loving care could do was done, but of no avail and on Monday, December 30, 1935, at about 1:15, he passed away from pleuro-pneumonia at the age of 32 years, 2 months and 19 days.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife and two little daughters, a devoted mother, three sisters and one half-brother; Mrs. Vearl Kitt of Wauneta, Nebraska; Mrs. Arthur Little and Mrs. Malvin Hendrickson of Benkelman, Nebraska and Floyd DeHart of Wauneta, Nebraska, besides a host of other sorrowing and sad relatives and friends. His father and sister Hazel have both preceded him in death.
The singers, a mixed quartette, were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Matthews, Mrs. Martha Loescher and Frank Graham Jr. Mrs. Dan Ough assisted at the piano. The beautiful consoling songs, "Rock Of Ages", "Sometime We'll Understand " and "No Disappointment In Heaven" were used.
The pallbearers were Roy Jones, Merrel Howard, Vern Griffin and Bert Morris, fellow truckers and other close friends from Fort Morgan and Cecil Williams and Lee Little, boyhood friends from Benkelman.
James Floyd DeHart (1861 - 1920)
Blanche Felicity Barnhart DeHart (1875 - 1964)
Mildred I. Darling DeHart (1911 - 1998)
Floyd Harrison DeHart (1889 - 1942)**
Eva Josephine DeHart Kitt (1894 - 1980)*
Hazel Blanche DeHart Durbin (1895 - 1931)*
Lela M. Dehart Little (1898 - 1973)*
LeRoy Coleman DeHart (1903 - 1935)
Rosella Ernestine DeHart Hendrickson (1907 - 1998)*
Created by: CPR
Record added: Jun 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70970933