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Audrey E. Hardesty

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 26th, 2012

May 6, 1928 – Sept. 21, 2012

TORRINGTON – Audrey Elaine Hardesty, 84, of Lexington, Neb., passed away on Sept. 21 at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb.

Audrey was born on May 6, 1928, in Henry, Neb., to Cecil and Lora (Richardson) Haddix.

She grew up in the Henry and Yoder area and graduated from Yoder High School with the Class of 1945.

Audrey married the love of her life, Lloyd “Hap” Hardesty, on Nov. 10, 1946, in Torrington.

The couple moved to Lexington in March 1959. Audrey was employed at Home Federal Savings and Loan for 22 years and the Methodist Church office for four years.

Audrey was always active in the community and enjoyed her membership in the First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Deborah Circle. She also was a member of the Bonneville Chapter of DAR, the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served on the council, the Plum Creek Garden Club and VFW Auxiliary.

Audrey had a wonderful sense of humor and loved having family and friends over for dinners and get-togethers. Her family; especially her grandchildren, were her pride and joy. Audrey enjoyed collecting angels, items from their travels and anything near and dear to her heart, which she enjoyed sharing with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lloyd “Hap” Hardesty, of Lexington; children, Glenn (Jan) Hardesty, of Lexington, Lynee (Tim) McGuire, of Lexington, and Tom (Debbie) Hardesty, of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way; many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and (Harriett) Haddix; one infant sister, Bonnie Haddix; two daughters, Renee Beans and Candis Rittgarn; and granson, Edward.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Tess Hufford officiating.

Burial will be in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or Lexington Community Foundation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

For the complete article see the 09-26-2012 issue.

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