Obituaries

Obituaries

Leo James Hards 1943 - 2008 Topeka

Funeral services for Leo James Hards, 64, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel in Topeka. Burial will be at Mayetta Cemetery in Mayetta.Mr. Hards died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008.He was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Holton, the son of Leo Hagen and Hazel Alberta Hards.Mr. Hards graduated from Meriden High School in 1962. He excelled at sports. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber for 36 years and retired in July 2006.Mr. Hards married Ede Bomar. They divorced. He and his second wife, JoAnn Hards, also divorced. She survives.Other survivors include his son, Shannon, Lawrence; two sisters, Ruby Nelson and husband Dean, Topeka, and Mona Norfleet and husband Buster, Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Butch and wife Jan, Topeka; special friend Sharon Walker; and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel.Online condolences may be made at www.penwellgabel .com.