Robert W. “Wally” Hart, Kansas City, Mo., and formerly of Humboldt, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born April 5, 1948, to Mary Kathryn (Montgomery) and Wallace L. Hart.
He graduated from Humboldt High School with the class of 1966. On April 30, 1967, he married Una L. VanNice. They later divorced.
Wally managed Pence IGA in Ottawa for 20 years. He later spent many years working for Kansas City Power and Light as a cable splicer.
Wally is survived by his parents, Kate and Wally, Humboldt; a brother, John, Humboldt; a daughter, Danielle and husband Darryl, Las Vegas; a son, Richard and wife Kristen, Capistrano Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, Kathryn, K’lynn, Kandace, Las Vegas, and Peyton and Haven, Calif.; nephews David and Joshua and their families, all of Humboldt.
He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Hart.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Countryside Funeral Home in Humboldt with Jesse VanNice officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
The family suggests memorials to the Community Food Pantry in Humboldt, which may be left or mailed to the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.
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