Margaret Eloise Hart, 81, of the Cape May Retirement Village, Wilmington, died 1:50 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 25, 2005) at the Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Robert T. Hart, whom she met at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, preceded her in death in December 2003. They were married April 6, 1947. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.

Mrs. Hart was born April 26, 1924, in Miamisburg, a daughter of the late Carl and Florence Hughes Getter. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Montgomery County and attended Miami Jacobs Business College. She worked at Signal Corp Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The family lived in Dayton and Middletown before moving to Wilmington in 1968, making their home in McDermott Village. She was a member of the 302 TAW at Clinton County Air Force Base and the 398th bomb group World War II Reunion Association.

She was a den mother, Brownie and Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at Clinton Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Twig 11, CMH Auxiliary. She became director of volunteer services for 10 years, retiring in 1989. For more than 30 years, she was a member of the Brush and Pen Club and Wilmington Garden Club, serving in many offices and on many committees. Her hobbies included craft work, gardening, camping and reading.

She is survived by two sons, Greg (Peggy) Hart of Wilmington and Steve (Linda) Hart of Kennesaw, Ga.; a daughter, Kathy (Alan) Krulisch of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Richard Getter of Montgomery Co.; a sister, Lois Tharp of Springfield, Ill.; four grandchildren, Chris Hart, Mike Hart, Lucas Hart and Madison Hart; her much beloved dog, April, is now living with Eloise's oldest son.

In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Mark Getter, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington. The Rev. Dean Feldmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may visit the family at the Cape May Campus Center after the services. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, 43218-2039 or the Clinton County Humane Society, Box 1024, Wilmington, 45177. For more information or to sign the registry of condolences, visit the Web site at