The widow of internationally famous local cartoonist Johnny Hart has passed away.

Robert Hoetink

An obituary from the family says Bobby Hart died early December 15.

Her late husband immortalized her in his BC comic strip as an ant named Queen Ida every year on her birthday.

The family will receive friends at Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Maple Street in Harpursville from 4 to 7 p.m. December 21. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, December 22 at Nineveh Presbyterian Church on Route 7 at Noon.

Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Colesville Volunteer Ambulance Services or the Colesville Community Pantry, Post Office Box 62, Harpursville, New York 13787.