Ralph Dart

Born: Fri., Sep. 13, 1935
Died: Wed., Sep. 20, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Sun., Sep. 24, 2017
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Celebration of Life

2:30 PM Sun., Sep. 24, 2017
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Ralph Dart, 82, Oblong, IL passed away on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, IN.
Born on September 13, 1935 in Hunt City, IL he was the son of Carl and Ethel (Vance) Dart. On February 15, 1956 he married Marjory “Marge” Hightshoe in Lowell, Massachusetts and she survives.
Ralph was a lifelong farmer and an oil lease owner and operator. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953 -1958. He was a member and Deacon of the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL where he belonged to the Thursday night Co-weds Game Night group; member of the Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Club as well as the Oblong Community Service Club. Ralph enjoyed old country music; square dancing; old western movies and cowboy music. He supported the local FFA and 4H organizations. Ralph loved going to Branson, MO. with special friends Curt and Sandy Ross. Most of all, Ralph loved his family.
Survivors include his wife Marge Dart, Oblong, IL; son and daughter-in-law Michael “Mike” and Karen Dart, Oblong, IL; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Orville York, Oblong, IL; 4 grandchildren Alicia and Danny Haberlin, Oblong, IL, Thomas Dart, Champaign, IL, Austin York, Oblong, IL and Chance York, Oblong, IL; 2 great-grandchildren Delia and Caden Haberlin; 3 brothers and sisters-in-laws Dean and Betty Dart, Bob and Beverly Dart all of Oblong, IL and Gene and Jane Dart, Robinson, IL; a brother-in-law David Hightshoe and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ralph in death were his parents and a grandson Matthew Joseph Dart.
A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be at 2:30 P.M. Sunday September 24, 2017 at the Oblong First Christian Church with Bro. Dee Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery in rural Jasper County, IL with Military Rites being conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post #219. Visitation will be from Noon – 2:30 P.M. Sunday at the church.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL or the Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Club with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Katrina Fouty & Family
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
My prayers are lifted for Ralph's family during this difficult time. He will be missed by many.

Bruce Hosselton
   Posted Sat September 23, 2017
Marge and family.
Sorry to hear of Ralph passing. I always enjoyed talking with Ralph. He will truly be missed.

Connie Dart Corey
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
My condolences to all the family at this sad time for you...Marge I so enjoyed meeting you a few years ago at the family reunion and hearing about your wedding and your time in Lowell, Massachusetts down the road from me now.....Diane York I wanted to mention how interesting naming conventions are I see you have a children with the first names that I used for my sons middle names....I am Charles Austin Dart's daughter...and am guessing he got his middle name by way of his uncle Roy....and so I gave it to my eldest son and Chance is a derivative of Chauncey and so my second son has that for his middle name....Again My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Kitty Mace, g granddaughter of ES Dart, Garnett Ks.
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
Sorry for your loss. May you remember him with much love and joy.

Phoebe Correll
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
I am truly sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. Diane & Marge, thinking of you and lifting you up in prayers.

Paul Brunson
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
Mike and family:
It is with sadness we read about the passing of your father. Just know that you're all in our thoughts. Paul and Lil Brunson

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