He was born Aug. 24, 1954, in Clay County, as the son of Robert E. and Marie Pearce Hardman. He graduated from Brazil High School. He had been employed for the past several years with the Clay Community School Corporation, working at Forest Park Elementary School. He was a member of the VFW, Moose Lodge and Eagles and had been an avid bowler in earlier years. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Don Hardman.
He is survived by sisters Helen M. Crawford, Plainfield, and Mary E. Hardman and fiancÚ Bill Cormican, Brazil, brothers Walter James Hardman and wife Soja, California, Robert Allen Hardman, Florida, Patrick D. Hardman, Brazil, and Ronald W. Hardman and wife Edyith, Carbon, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, with burial to follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. Co. Rd. 125 W., Brazil Ind. 47834.
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