Lisa Ann (Ann Elizabeth) Hart

August 21, 1957 - July 8, 2020

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Lisa Ann (Ann Elizabeth) Hart died in Chicago, IL, July 8, 2020, at the age of 62. She died of natural causes, after a long bout with breast cancer. Lisa was born August 21, 1957, in Chicago. She grew up in Geneva and Wheaton, IL, and Columbus, OH, where she graduated high school. In 1977 she moved toContinue Reading

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Ron Rigby left a message on January 16, 2021:
I just discovered this entry and find that Lisa has passed. I worked with Lisa at Anderson Consulting during the 1990s. We became friends over our mutual love of figure skating. Oh, the discussions we had after each televised competition. Following the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan craziness, Lisa and I decided to write a figure skating mystery book. And we did. We spent many laughing hours writing our book, and attended several Mystery Writers seminars together. I'm saddened to know Lisa's life was cut short. She was a wonderful friend during my years living in chicago. Prayers and Peace to the Hart family.
Bonnie Carter left a message on September 29, 2020:
Lisa was a very close friend of mine and me of hers. We met 38 years ago and "fell in" step. We had similar interests, healing and metaphysics. Lisa was a lot of fun with a great sense of humor, which especially came after she voiced an opinion about something. Lisa was very sensitive to others plights and showed great compassion and understanding about whatever the situation was. She was hurt easily by the wounds and hurts of others and the world at large. Her heart was in front of her at every step. She kept up with the global and local news daily, seeing it through eyes and ears of compassion. She had a clear intelligence and was a critical thinker, an out of the box thinker, and deep feeling person. Also, she was a deep listener, which I was the recipient of countless times. In fact, she taught me much about listening and being a more feeling person. We shared an apartment for three years. She was a good friend to my cat. We would watch the ice skating Olympics each year with great intensity and enjoyment. Lisa was a very good writer with a well-developed imagination. She actually wrote a book with a work mate. It was funny. Lisa was a strong independent character, considered herself a feminist of sorts. She embodied a "live and let live" attitude towards others. She was a role model in this. Lisa was proud of her cultural traditions and heritage. Her roots were highly valued by her. She made a mean beef soup of which she was also proud of. It was very good, even though I don't eat meat. I am already missing Lisa. But she lives on in my heart and memories. And I have gifts from her laced throughout my apartment, so I sense her in my life often.
Hugh Pollard left a message on July 27, 2020:
Lisa was a treasured family member. I'll never forget that she came to our wedding and was truly a radiant beam of happiness. She was so many things ... considerate, kind, thoughtful, delightful conversationalist, an instant favorite with everyone in attendance. She and Catherine are our favorite cousins, along with our Aunt Vera. Lisa had the warmest smile followed up with an engaging way about her that almost made you want to hug her. She fought a brutal health battle but through it all she remained 'Lisa.' While we are so saddened by our cousin's death, she will always have a place in our heart!Hugh Pollard
Emily Scardino Arkhipova left a message on July 27, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Wishing your family well during this difficult time.
Betsy Houston left a message on July 27, 2020:
I was very sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. She was such an open-minded thinker - I enjoyed our conversations immensely. The one that I remember most was about Lisa learning to talk to trees. Everything she explained sounded perfectly logical - listening to her describe the "manners" required was fascinating. I will miss her.
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Barbara Scardino left a message on July 26, 2020:
I met Lisa when she was eight years old and have enjoyed our friendship over the years. Decades have gone by, yet I do not feel Lisa had nearly enough years. I will miss her sweet face! I always appreciated her love of reading and admired her passion for social causes. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and her community. And me.
SOMER BENSON left a message on July 26, 2020:
Dearest Hart Family, Lisa was a precious gem. Always fun(ny)! I am so glad we started talking more over the last months, looking back at our last call - almost 2 hours a lovely conversation! Lisa was gentle and vibrant. I will miss her. Much love and comfort to the family.
Tatum Boulware left a message on July 24, 2020:
I’m sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. She was a sweet cousin of mine from the Boulware side of the family. I will never forget my earliest memory of Lisa- from our childhood, perhaps 1966, certainly on Hilton Head Island. We were spending a week at Grandmother Boulware’s cottage and we kids were sitting around in a circle outside at night. Lisa’s unique, creative ghost stories left us shaking in our boots! It was a great memory on the island and of Lisa. It foretold her love of stories, books and reading. In more recent years, we always enjoyed gathering in North Carolina, not nearly enough, but we did get to love Lisa’s laugh and company. Please know we are praying for the family through this season. Love, Tatum and Margaret Boulware
Beverly Peacock left a message on July 24, 2020:
This is one of my favorite memories of sweet Lisa. This Angel spent some time with our family at Coffin Point. We picked tomatoes in the fields, went crabbing, sat on the porch under the fan, hung out at the beach being lazy and enjoying each others company. One evening we had friends of Nathan and Tatum for a fried shrimp supper. Watching Lisa trying to peel shrimp was a hoot so we decided she should peel potatoes and cut them up for french fries, we made slaw and iced tea - laughing and joking with each other. The meal was a huge success with much laughter and stories. I'll never forget the fun this "special Jewel" added to the evening. Thank you Lisa. By Beverly Boulware Peacock
Cathy McCarthy left a message on July 23, 2020:
I had the good fortune of meeting Lisa last year when she came to visit Vera for her 100th birthday. She struck me as being a fierce pain warrior, a doer, a sprite in her own way. Although we did not have that much time together, I will miss her greatly. She left an indelible impression and will live on in my heart.
Nancy Peed left a message on July 22, 2020:
My heart shares your sadness and rejoices at your memories. A sister (a daughter) is one of the very best gifts God bestows on us. I hope you will continue to feel Lisa's gentle and loving spirit.
Charene Nagel left a message on July 22, 2020:
Lisa was dear sweet woman. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed.
Elizabeth Jacobowitz left a message on July 20, 2020:
Dear Cat, Vera and Hugh,I am so very, very sorry for your loss of Lisa at such a young age!She was smart, fun and interesting and I know that she knew how loved she was.I really enjoyed being her babysitter when we were kids.💜Liz
Marla Hart left a message on July 20, 2020:
Lisa was an unnamed star in the universe, not always visible to earthlings. She was smart and compassionate and even a bit sentimental. Enjoy the ride on a cloud of happiness, Lisa. Condolences on behalf of myself and my nuclear Banks family
Hugh Hart left a message on July 20, 2020:
Bright, generous, funny and all-around lovely, Lisa was one of a kind. Growing up with me and Catherine in Geneva, Lisa was always up for adventure and had the most beautiful giggle especially when we'd spray the garden hose at each other in the back yard or try to catch lightning bugs as dusk approached. As noted in the wonderful obituary, Lisa loved to read, from an early age. I'll fondly remember her often-acerbic insights both in conversation and prose. I will always miss Lisa.
Catherine Hart Griffith left a message on July 20, 2020:
Oh my sister! As the youngest, you brought a beautiful, youthful light to our family. I will miss laughing with you, talking about Mom, and comparing our points of view, which frequently turned out to be the same. God speed. I will miss you.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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