Archive for Wednesday, March 30, 1994


March 30, 1994


Services for Edward N. Hardesty, 72, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop John L. Haslam officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Alford-Clarke Post 852, V.F.W.

Mr. Hardesty died Tuesday, March 28, 1994, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.

He was born April 1, 1921, in Oregon, Ill., the son of Ira and Elsie Feary Hardesty. He graduated from high school in Mount Morris, Ill., in 1941.

Mr. Hardesty was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart.

He moved to Lawrence in 1950 and worked as an assistant pressman for Kansas Color Press from 1950 to 1973. He then was a dormitory teacher at the Kansas State School for the Visually Handicapped for seven years and retired in 1982 because of illness.

Mr. Hardesty was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Alford-Clark Post 852, V.F.W., Dorsey-Liberty Post 14, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22, all in Lawrence.

He married Eva Jean Harrell Feb. 20, 1954, in Lawrence.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; five daughters, Carla Selby, Kansas City, Kan., Julie Gibler and Betty Coons, both of Lawrence, Linda McLean, Kansas City, Mo., and Diana LoCascio, Decatur, Ill.; three sisters, Bernice Radlbouer, Dixon, Ill., Donna Hazlip, Oregon, Ill., and Elenor Stouffer, Mount Morris, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rumsey Funeral Home, where the family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight.

The family suggests memorials in Mr. Hardesty's name be sent to the funeral home. The family will determine a memorial at a later date.

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