Wilma D. Hardy

Wilma Hardy

Wilma D. Burton Hardy,  aged 90+ passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her home in Naples, Florida.

Wilma was born at home on, November 4, 1929, in Vanceburg, where she grew up and attended Lewis County Public Schools. Wilma graduated from Lewis County High School in 1948 and briefly attended Sue Bennett College in London before eloping with her husband of 70 years, Ad (Jack) Hardy (May 28, 1927 – November 2, 2019). Wilma and Ad raised five children.

She attended the Methodist Church of Vanceburg and Naples, Florida, and became a member of the Eastern Star Organization. Wilma enjoyed working the voting polls for Whitehall, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Wilma was generous and thoughtful, devoting time and energy to those in need. She was a supporter of education programs at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota for many years. Wilma had a lifelong love of the arts and enjoyed attending the theater, concerts, and played cards (Euchre) regularly with friends.

Wilma loved her family foremost and is preceded in death by her husband, Ad (Jack) Hardy, her parents, Willard and Mae Smith Burton, her brother Donald Burton, and sister-in-law Christine Burton. Wilma is survived by her children: Jackie (Karl) France, Steven (Jody) Hardy, Rebecca (John) Schlanger, Diana (Todd) Gallion, Michael (Kathy) Hardy and devoted granddaughter Vanessa Wolsefer. Wilma is survived by 10 grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 18, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at Gaydos Funeral Home 159 Second Street in Vanceburg.

Pallbearers will be Steve Hardy, Mike Hardy, Patrick Hardy, Eric Merz, Diana Gallion, Emily Adams, Andrea Osborne, and Lynsey Snyder.

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow in Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.

A luncheon will be provided at Vanceburg United Methodist Church between viewing and service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gaydosfh.com.