Nelson Stanley Hart

June 13, 1926May 11, 2019

Nelson Stanley Hart, age 92, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1926 in Greensburg, Indiana to the late Roy and Helen Hart. After he graduated high school, he attended Butler University and Indiana University where he studied accounting. He married Jo Ann (McQueen) in 1954 at Westside Christian Church.

Nelson was an accountant for Hoosier Fence Company for 36 years. Nelson and Jo Ann were longtime members of Beech Grove First Christian Church, and most recently they attended Grace Evangelical. Nelson was a member of the Lions Club, where he served many roles, including President. He served on the Beech Grove School Board and was a two-time Beech Grove mayoral candidate. He was a successful manager in Beech Grove Little League and was an active member of the Central Indiana Bicycling Association. Nelson enjoyed golfing and traveling, and along with Jo Ann visited all 50 states and traveled internationally.

Nelson is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jo Ann; sons, Mike (Marsha), Russell (Diana), Mark (Susanne) and Tom; grandchildren, Brian, Patrick (Anne), Brett (Kaeli), Nathan (Leanne), Joel (Orlena), Michael (Kristin), Josh, Emily, Luke, Roy and Jeffrey; and great-grandchildren, David, Jenny, Vivian, Elisha, Owen, Levi, Rylie and Esther. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Russell Hart.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, IN 46107. A funeral service will take place on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood, IN.

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  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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Greg Bowman

May 18, 2019

Nelson was my next door neighbor on Ash Street over thirty years ago. He was a very kind and gentle man. I am saddened to hear of his passing. My sympathy and best wishes go out to the family.

John Wright

May 15, 2019

I am very sad to hear of Nelson's passing. We served together in Beech Grove Lions Club for several years and I will always remember those years with happiness. RIP Nelson.

Mark Altadonna

May 15, 2019

Condolences from the entire Altadonna family.

Scott McLaughlin

May 14, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Hart for helping us enjoy and appreciate baseball, teamwork and good sportsmanship. RIP Coach. I hope I may speak for the whole 1971 Newcomer Lumber BGLL Major League Championship team. Won 18, lost 3. Chip Gipson, Ronnie Maxwell, Kevin Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell, Dean Weathers, Ralph Richards, Denny Smith, Brian Boyer, Scott McLaughlin, Kevin Weaver, Paul Dotson, Harry Greene, Coach Lloyd Maxwell and Coach Harry Gipson.

Mary Ellen McKnight Hall

May 13, 2019

His concern for family and community will live on by the example he displayed for his family and friends. He married my “sister”, best friend, cousin; JoAnn so many years ago and has been an integral part of family since then. His legacy will continue for all who knew him. Job well done.....”my good and faithful servant”.