MANN, Louise J., 79, died peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the home of her sister, Martha McMillen, in Mozart, Marshall County, West Virginia.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Jeanette Mann; her husband, Edward G. Hart; and her brothers, James and Harry Mann.
Louise was a tireless advocate for the rights of the people. As a young woman, she was active in community service through her involvement in the Junior Women's Club, and as a volunteer co-ordinator for the Job Corps.
After she was widowed in 1968, she was appointed to the Wheeling Human Rights Commission, and eventually served on the Indianapolis-Marion County Human Rights Commission.
In later years, she served as a union organizer for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. Upon her retirement, she resided for many years in Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, before returning to Wheeling.
Louise is survived by her two sons, David (Jaye Ann) Hart of Pittsburgh, PA, and Keith (Mary Ann) Hart of Wheeling; her sister, Martha (Frank) McMillen of Mozart; her grand-children, Thomas Hart and Bridget Smith of Pittsburgh, Katie White of Indianapolis; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss their "Aunt Weezie."
In keeping with her lifetime of community service, Louise has donated her body to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University.
Louise's remarkable life will be honored at a private memorial, at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Valley Hospice Foundation, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.