Judith Ann Hart

May 20, 1943 - June 22, 2008

05/20/1943 - 06/22/2008

Past Services

Wednesday June 25, 2008
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Thursday June 26, 2008
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
R.D. #3, Box 245
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-1870 Hi | Directions
Thursday June 26, 2008
10:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

Hart, Judith Ann, Judy, Mom, Grammy, Minnie, Grandma Judy, 65, beloved wife, perfect mother, and amazing grandmother, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2008.
She was born May 20, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, a daughter of the late Charles and Ann Rodgers Gamble. At an early age, her family relocated to the Ohio Valley, where she remained.
Judy was a retired employee of Marshall County Schools, with 17 years of service; a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling; a past member of the Rosary Altar Society of St. James Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Gorden Gamble.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 47 years, the love of her life, George Hart.; four children, Chris Karen Hart of Ashburn, VA, Dan Tammy Hart of Mechanichville, MD, Mike Shelley Hart of South Point, OH, and Tracy Tony Panas of St. Clairsville, OH; nine grandchildren, Bethany, Delaney, Camden, Emily, Sarah, Jimmy, Julie, Jason and Joel; a sister, Martha Rudy Zatezalo of Glen Dale; two brothers, Charles Gamble of McMechen, and Jeff Debbie Gamble of Glen Dale.
Friends will be received from 4-8 pm Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St. , McMechen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 Thursday, June 26, 2008 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, with Rev John Gallagher as celebrant.
Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Mausoleum, Sherrard.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Terri Howard Eakins
8 years ago

Dear George, Chris, Danny, Michael and Tracy,

My heart breaks for all of you! Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. Judy was an amazing Mom and many of my fondest childhood memories include her and the wonderful experiences we had playing and growing up together. Although we’ve not been in contact for many years, I cherish every moment we spent together and continue to tell stories that involved all of us – amazing sand creations, playing in the pool, football in the side yard, the Partridge Family on the front porch, adventures to the dump south of the park where the “treasures of the founders of McMechen” were located, carnivals in the yard, never-ending bicycle adventures, sled riding, basketball in the alley, whiffle ball in our yard, and on and on! Judy was the consumate Mom who made everyone feel like part of her big, wonderful family. I grieve for all of you and hope that time will ease the pain you feel from her illness and death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With sorrow and love for all of you,


Frank Blake
8 years ago


I am sorry to hear of the passing of Judy. I have many good memories as your neighbor on Grant St. At present I am in Detroit, visiting my daughter Michelle. I am sorry that I cannot make calling hours. Frank Blake

Eileen Hart-Callarik
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss–and very surprised. She was a real lady. Thank you for doing for me in a time of loss.

eileen callarik–ak hart

molly farbett
8 years ago

Mike, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. I am praying for you and your family.


Shelly and Ted Becker
8 years ago

The Hart Family,

Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you all.


The Becker’s

Shelly, Ted, Kasey, Carson, Karley, and Clayton.

Chris & Mike Martin Karen's sister
8 years ago

To Chris and Family

Mike and I were so sad to hear about JudyâÄôs death. She was an extraordinary woman who loved her family more than anything else. She was the best Grandmother in the world according to Emily and Sarah and I know they will miss their visits with her.

Please know our prayers and condolences are with you and your family.

Love Mike and Chris

8 years ago

To Martha, and the Hart Family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. God Bless You.

Mary West
8 years ago


I didn’t know your mother, but I know she has to be an amazing mother and it shows in the way you mother your children. Sorry for the sickness she endured, God will take care of her now. Bless you and your family. The West Family

Taffy Fuhs
8 years ago

Words are so inadequate at a time like this. I will always remeber Judy as one of the most unselfish & loving mothers & grammies I’ve ever known. Please know I share in your sorrow & loss. The love Judy has instilled in all of you will carry you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you daily.