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Downs—James R. Hart, 83, passed away Aug 29, 2017 in Osborne.  He was born in Beloit on Oct. 16, 1933 to Mitchell Hart and Bonnie (Cowen) Hart.  He married JaNeva Bortz on April 6, 1955.  Survivors include son, Phillip (Brenda) Hart of Downs, daughters, Belinda Thull of Pagosa Springs, CO and Julie (Greg) Parsons from Downs.  Jim had five grandchildren: Malonie Thull, Cody Thull, Morgan Hart, Kelsey Olsen, Allie Haden, and three great-grandchildren. 
James was preceeded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 47 years, two sisters, Frances Koops and Wanda Miller-Reinert, and two brothers, Ralph and Wayne who passed away in their youth. 
Services will be held at the Downs Methodist Church on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10 am.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 7-8:30 at the church.  Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and the Downs Methodist Church.  Domoney Funeral Home, P.O. Box 127, Downs KS 67437 is in charge of arrangements.