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Lonny D. Harts July 29, 1943 - Sept. 8, 2018

Lonny D. Harts, 75, of Amboy passed away at 1:11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Peru on July 29, 1943, the son of John R. and Beulah Agness Harts. Lonny married the love of his life, Janet (Jan) M. Lowes, in Acton on June 20, 1965, and she survives.

An educator for 45 years, Lonny received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University. He taught vocational agriculture at Northfield High School for 15 years and Oak Hill High School for 20 years. He was an FFA Advisor for 35 years. He also taught environmental conservation in the LEAP program for adults at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Lonny formerly attended Richland Chapel UMC where he held many leadership positions. He was currently attending Converse Church of Christ. Lonny also has served as treasurer of the Drook Medical Clinic in Converse. He was past president of the Indiana Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, a member of the Oak Hill Farm Club and Arbor Trace Golf Club. He enjoyed wintering in Florida, traveling and golf competitions with special friends from the OFC Golf Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife Janet (Jan) is a daughter Julie Frey and her husband Eric of Sheridan; sons Jeff Harts and his wife Nikki of Converse and Brad Harts and his wife Karen of Amboy; grandchildren Justin Frey, David Frey, Jonathan Frey, Alyssa Arnson, Peyton Harts, Ethan Harts, Colin Harts and Aliya Harts; sisters-in-law Twila Hart, Judy Craig and Jackie Miller; and a brother-in-law Joe (Debby) Lowes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Phil Harts.

A service celebrating the life of Lonny D. Harts will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Converse Church of Christ with Pastor John Clark and Pastor Ken Vance officiating. Burial will be in the Parklawn Cemetery in Amboy. A visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at Converse Church of Christ and one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grant County Community Foundation - Harts Family Endowment Fund for Christian Outreach, which supports several ministries through Converse Church of Christ and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.