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Barton R. Hood

Barton R. Hood

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Barton R. “Bart” Hood, 57, of Sparta, IL; born on February 22, 1965 the son of Jack and Pansy Mae (Been) Hood; passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at BJC-Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Bart loved his pets and was a huge supporter of the local animal shelters.  He worked at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years.  Bart was not only a nurse/caregiver, but he was devoted to helping anyone in need.  He was always the caring heart for those without a voice and could make you happy by his infectious smile.

He is survived by his Long-Life Partner – Phillip Meyer of Sparta, IL to whom he has shared a life of happiness with since May 28, 2003; three brothers – John (Linda) Hood of Sparta, IL, Robert (Joyce) Hood of Woodlawn, IL, and William Hood of Sparta, IL; one sister – Sue (Ronald) Wehrheim of Woodlawn, IL; many other relatives & friends.

Bart was preceded in death by his parents.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heilschuessler.com.

A Celebration of Life for Bart will be held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta is in Charge of Arrangements

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  1. Linda Jacob says:

    Bart was one of a kind. I will miss him so much. We were neighbors and spend time together almost everyday until I moved away. He had a heart of gold. He loved Phil so much. Bart cared for his pets as family and loved every animal he saw.

  2. Timothy Culp says:

    I was so surprised and saddened to hear about Bart. We were friends for many years. He will definitely be missed by many. My deepest sympathy.

  3. Jan Seals says:

    Bart, I know your mother has greeted you with a big hug! Keep laughing and smiling. Hugs Phillip!
    Jan Seals

  4. Almeda Walker says:

    Bart was a great nurse. Laughter is the best medicine and Bart used it with patients and friends. He was a caring soul. He will be missed.

  5. Catherine Radliff says:

    Bart was a fantastic nurse and awesome co-worker. I don’t know that he knew a stranger because it only took a minute for him to treat you like his best friend after meeting you. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Renee Vanderver says:

    Bart was not only an amazing nurse but a wonderful co-worker. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Bart will be greatly missed.

  7. Ile Rios says:

    My deepest condolences to his family and Memorial Hospital family. He will be missed.

  8. Donna Dean says:

    Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. Bart was so loved and will be greatly missed.

    • Tyra Burks says:

      My deepest condolences Bart was wonderful LPN new him for many years. He will be greatly missed from many who worked with him.

  9. Kerry Foulks says:

    My condolences to the family. I worked with Bart for many years on 3 South at Memorial Hospital. He was a great guy and a great Nurse. You will be missed 😢 Bart. 🙏 RIP my friend.

  10. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. I remember when Bart was born and what a handsome guy he was. So sorry for the loss to the family and friends.

  11. Mona LeGrand says:

    Bart was a wonderful man. I had him as a student at SWIC. His patients loved him. So sorry to the family and friends for your loss.

    • Perry Brooks says:

      Sorry to hear of your passing Bart,Gone to soon,we grew up as Classmates and Friends, in the end,we were Cancer Buddies, spent a few times in Chemo together, fly high my friend, you will be missed,Prayers for his family, God Bless you all!

      • Holly Earhart says:

        I worked with Bart on 3 south at Memorial. I will never forget him saying “Come on corndog” and “let’s go willis”, or even singing “Party in the USA” with me when we were doing karaoke. He is an awesome co-worker, he will definitely be missed by many.

        • Linda Fritsche says:

          His life was cut short before his time. He always made the people around him feel good and his memory will live on. Rest now, Bart.

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  1. Bart was a wonderful man. I had him as a student at SWIC. His patients loved him. So sorry to the family and friends for your loss.

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    • Sorry to hear of your passing Bart,Gone to soon,we grew up as Classmates and Friends, in the end,we were Cancer Buddies, spent a few times in Chemo together, fly high my friend, you will be missed,Prayers for his family, God Bless you all!

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      • I worked with Bart on 3 south at Memorial. I will never forget him saying “Come on corndog” and “let’s go willis”, or even singing “Party in the USA” with me when we were doing karaoke. He is an awesome co-worker, he will definitely be missed by many.

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        • His life was cut short before his time. He always made the people around him feel good and his memory will live on. Rest now, Bart.

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  2. My sympathy to the family. I remember when Bart was born and what a handsome guy he was. So sorry for the loss to the family and friends.

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  3. My condolences to the family. I worked with Bart for many years on 3 South at Memorial Hospital. He was a great guy and a great Nurse. You will be missed 😢 Bart. 🙏 RIP my friend.

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  4. Phil, I am so sorry for your loss. Bart was so loved and will be greatly missed.

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    • My deepest condolences Bart was wonderful LPN new him for many years. He will be greatly missed from many who worked with him.

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  5. My deepest condolences to his family and Memorial Hospital family. He will be missed.

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  6. Bart was not only an amazing nurse but a wonderful co-worker. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Bart will be greatly missed.

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  7. Bart was a fantastic nurse and awesome co-worker. I don’t know that he knew a stranger because it only took a minute for him to treat you like his best friend after meeting you. He will be greatly missed.

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  8. Bart was a great nurse. Laughter is the best medicine and Bart used it with patients and friends. He was a caring soul. He will be missed.

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  9. Bart, I know your mother has greeted you with a big hug! Keep laughing and smiling. Hugs Phillip!
    Jan Seals

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  10. I was so surprised and saddened to hear about Bart. We were friends for many years. He will definitely be missed by many. My deepest sympathy.

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  11. Bart was one of a kind. I will miss him so much. We were neighbors and spend time together almost everyday until I moved away. He had a heart of gold. He loved Phil so much. Bart cared for his pets as family and loved every animal he saw.

    Reply

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