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
Heritage Cremation Society