|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1912|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2004|
Gladys Lou Hart was the daughter of Robert Thomas and Lovie Glenora Bowles Hart, and she lived most of her life in Carroll County in Carrollton, Missouri. She married Virgil Henry Bunge on July 22, 1939. They were the parents of three children: Donna Lou, Jo Ann, and James Reed Bunge.
Obituary for Gladys Hart Bunge, Carrollton Daily Democrat, Carrollton, Missouri, November 8/9, 2004:
Gladys Lou Hart Bunge, age 92, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004, in Collierville, Tennessee.
Mrs. Bunge was born August 23, 1912, in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Thomas and Lovie Glenora Bowles Hart. She was a graduate of Bogard High School in 1931. She lived in Carroll County for 89 years.
On July 22, 1939, she married Virgil H. Bunge. After marriage she joined the First Christian Church in Carrollton where she was an active member. Mrs. Bunge is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a past member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a daughter, Jo Ann Cully and husband, James H. Cully of Collierville, Tennessee; grandsons Bradford R. Cully and Justin D. Cully; one great-granddaughter; son-in-law, John P. Reilly of North Smithfield, Rhode Island; sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Hart of Carrollton, Missouri; and many very special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil; son, James R. Bunge; daughter, Donna Reilly; and brothers, Cecil Hart, James Hart, Vercil Hart, and Charles Hart.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Gibson Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted by Gibson Funeral Home, Thursday, November 11, 2004, at 11 a.m., with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery in Bogard, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the First Christian Church of Carrollton, MO, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
In the time since the foregoing obituary was written, John R. Reilly, among Mrs. Bunge's named survivors, has since died. He is interred at Ebenezer Cemetery with his wife Donna Bunge Reilly.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Bunge included her two grandsons and other family members: Brad Cully, Justin Cully, Jeff Still, James Hart, Robert Hart, and Glen Berning.
Over the years, Gladys Bunge participated in a variety of business and employment experience. She and her husband Virgil managed the Gamble's Store in Carrollton, Missouri, during the late 1950's and early 1960's. She also worked in the Carroll County Memorial Hospital for many years, and she worked in the Mary Ann Flower Shop as well.
A woman with a strong sense of right and wrong as well as being blessed with gracious generosity, Gladys often stated how grateful she was to her brother James Hart, who left high school early to work and help their father make money to pay for school tuition so that she and their brother Charles could finish school and graduate at Bogard.
During the 1920's Gladys's family rented the farm and lived in the house belonging to John G. Smithpeter, located five miles north of Bogard. This farm was later purchased by her brother James in 1954. Over the years this writer enjoyed immensely hearing the family stories Gladys and her brothers shared about their years in that house, which is no longer standing.
Among those stories was an anecdote of their mother Nora Hart breaking up a "play party" Gladys was having with friends when one of the guests, who brought a violin, struck up some music for dancing in the kitchen. On hearing the music from the front of the house, Nora appeared at the kitchen door with a stern look on her face, proclaiming, "We'll have no dancing in this house!" And so the dancing ceased. Another often told anecdote involved the youngest brother Charles pouring molasses on the stairs to "get even" with his brothers when they went upstairs in the dark to go to bed. In the telling, the point of the revenge was always lost in the laughter of telling about their father Robert's annoyance and Charles's having to clean up the mess.
Robert Thomas Hart (1882 - 1955)
Lovie Glenora Bowles Hart (1884 - 1965)
Virgil Henry Bunge (1917 - 1973)
Donna Bunge Reilly (1940 - 2003)*
James Reed Bunge (1948 - 1970)*
Cecil Oren Hart (1905 - 1996)*
Vercil Robert Hart (1906 - 1980)*
James Martin Hart (1910 - 1979)*
Gladys Hart Bunge (1912 - 2004)
Charles Ray Hart (1916 - 1995)*
Maintained by: James Hart
Originally Created by: Loretta (Willis) Rainey-...
Record added: Jun 20, 2013
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