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Barton R. Hood

Barton R. Hood

HOOD

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. Jennie says:

    Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. Your soul was truly beautiful. Welcome home.

  2. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Bart Hood. Bart was a loving, kind and caring spirit! He had a beautiful smile that would warm all of our hearts. Bart, I’m so happy I got to know you over the years. You will be terribly missed. Gone, but never forgotten. ? God bless you my beautiful friend.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

    • Carl Appel says:

      On my post I remembered Bart incorrectly. I worked with Bart during the Christmas season doing retail. We also bowled together.

  3. Jim and Carol Haury says:

    Condolences to family and friends of Bart, and there are many.Rest in peace dear man. You will be missed.

    • Carl Appel says:

      I had a class with Bart at the vocational school our senior year. He always had a smile and was a blessing to be around. He will truly be remembered by his kindness.

  4. Paula Allard says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bart’s passing. We shared some laughs and I was able to see the side of him that was so compassionate about animals while I owned and managed Sparta Animal Clinic. Bart was a truly caring person…his heart was so loving and giving…and the animals recognized that in him, as well. We need more people in this world to be like that. RIP, my friend.

  5. Bonnie Bardo says:

    My sympathy to Phil and Barts family! Bart was a gentle special soul and was loved by many! He was so good to my dad before my dad passed away! He always enjoyed when Bart was his nurse! I will miss our talks we had together! Fly high my friend I know God has welcome you with open arms???

    • Alicia smith says:

      What a truly kind and caring person of all living creatures. Bart was so full of life and could turn a bad moment into a joy of life. He will be missed by so many.My Mom Pat Smith(lunch lady) absolutely loved Bart and he made her day every time he saw her at Walmart. He was always a HAPPY full of life person that will be missed,NEVER forgotten

  6. Jeramy Radliff says:

    Oh Bart, you will be missed. You were such an honest and caring soul. Rest in Peace my friend.

  7. Molly says:

    I worked with Bart on 3 South for 8 years. He was such a good nurse and a kind soul. He was funny and I will never forget his laugh.

  8. Susan Parker says:

    Bart was a wonderful nurse and person. He didn’t know a stranger. He would treat you like you’d been friends for years. He was very compassionate and caring towards his patients. He will be missed.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Jan Seals says:

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Ile Rios says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

26 Comments

  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.

    Reply
  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
  12. Bart was a wonderful nurse and person. He didn’t know a stranger. He would treat you like you’d been friends for years. He was very compassionate and caring towards his patients. He will be missed.

    Reply
  13. I worked with Bart on 3 South for 8 years. He was such a good nurse and a kind soul. He was funny and I will never forget his laugh.

    Reply
  14. Oh Bart, you will be missed. You were such an honest and caring soul. Rest in Peace my friend.

    Reply
  15. My sympathy to Phil and Barts family! Bart was a gentle special soul and was loved by many! He was so good to my dad before my dad passed away! He always enjoyed when Bart was his nurse! I will miss our talks we had together! Fly high my friend I know God has welcome you with open arms???

    Reply
    • What a truly kind and caring person of all living creatures. Bart was so full of life and could turn a bad moment into a joy of life. He will be missed by so many.My Mom Pat Smith(lunch lady) absolutely loved Bart and he made her day every time he saw her at Walmart. He was always a HAPPY full of life person that will be missed,NEVER forgotten

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  16. I’m so sorry to hear of Bart’s passing. We shared some laughs and I was able to see the side of him that was so compassionate about animals while I owned and managed Sparta Animal Clinic. Bart was a truly caring person…his heart was so loving and giving…and the animals recognized that in him, as well. We need more people in this world to be like that. RIP, my friend.

    Reply
  17. Condolences to family and friends of Bart, and there are many.Rest in peace dear man. You will be missed.

    Reply
    • I had a class with Bart at the vocational school our senior year. He always had a smile and was a blessing to be around. He will truly be remembered by his kindness.

      Reply
  18. To the family of Bart Hood. Bart was a loving, kind and caring spirit! He had a beautiful smile that would warm all of our hearts. Bart, I’m so happy I got to know you over the years. You will be terribly missed. Gone, but never forgotten. ? God bless you my beautiful friend.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

    Reply
    • On my post I remembered Bart incorrectly. I worked with Bart during the Christmas season doing retail. We also bowled together.

      Reply
  19. Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. Your soul was truly beautiful. Welcome home.

    Reply

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