Kathleen May Hardy

Born: 12/15/1947 Passed:

Kathleen May Hardy age 72 of Atwater, Ohio passed away in her home while surrounded by her family on the 25th of May 2020. When we knew her days were numbered, she made the decision to come home. 80 days in the hospital was enough for her. She wanted to have a celebration of life in the comfort of her home.  When the doors of the ambulance opened and she saw everyone, she immediately lit up. Family from Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio were all waiting outside for her. Blowing kisses and waving excitedly, you could tell she was happy to be home as they rolled her inside.  Over the next four days, she said her goodbyes. Giving away jewelry and gentle orders, she cared for her family up until the very end.

Kathy was born in Gary, Indiana December 15, 1947 to the late Russell and Leila (Shockley) Brown. She was a graduate of River Forest High-school in 1965. She loved reading, shopping, cooking, and even more shopping! If someone needed understanding, they knew Kathy could be the voice of comfort.

Her firstborn children, Robert Ring (born 1965) and Susan Lewis (born 1966), were supported at times by her working 2 jobs to support the young family. In 1982, she was working at a trucking company when met the love of her life, Kenny Hardy, who taught her how to drive the truck. They traveled 49 states and half of Canada together in the semi. Soon after creating their own company together, she started having medical problems, but continued to run the office. Over the years she raised her 2 children, Kenny’s 5 children and eventually, adopting their great-granddaughter at the age of 2, who is now 16 years old.

She will not be alone in heaven. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death is her daughter, Susan Lewis (1966-2007); sister, Vivian Propeck (2011); and brother-in-law, Floyd Propeck.

Sadly, she leaves behind a big loving family; husband, Kenny Hardy; son, Robert (Melony) Ring; stepsons, Tony Hardy, Brian Hardy, Jason (Li) Hardy; stepdaughters, Karla (Dave) Diamond, Kimberly (Josh) Kerns; and daughter, Angelina Hardy;  8 amazing grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

Her wishes even after death, are being fulfilled to the family’s best ability. She has requested to be cremated and no funeral. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com


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5 Tributes to Kathleen May Hardy

  1. Anonymous says:

    hope you’re dancing in the sky
    And I hope you’re singing in the angel’s choir
    And I hope the angels know what they have
    I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived
    Cause here on earth it feels like
    Everything good is missing since you left
    And here on earth everything’s different
    There’s an emptiness
    Hope your dancing and singing in the sky …

  2. Anonymous says:

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

    Henry Scott-Holland By Henry Scott-Holland More Henry Scott-Holland

  3. Laurel says:

    Cherishing all the trips, adventures and silly moments over the years will always warm my heart and bring a smile to my face. You always pressed on with strength, humor and so much grace. Thanks for loving me like one of your own. Love you to the moon and back. ???? ???? ???? ????

  4. Anonymous says:

    I miss you grandma

  5. Truth Baptist Church says:

    Sorry for your loss. A great lady. From your friends at Truth Baptist Church

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