Mary Margaret Hardy
Mary Hardy, 72, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away October 6, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. She was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in2006 which she coped with amazingly well. She was born September 22, 1939 in Emporia, Kansas, daughter of Lawrence and Louise Gardner. She married Larry Hardy in 1960 in Emporia. Mary taught Special Education at Argentine Middle School where she loved her students. After retiring, she volunteered in the nursery at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and tutored in several neighborhood schools which gave her much satisfaction. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband of 53 years, Larry E Hardy, three children, Kristen Hattesohl, Kathy (Neil) Ostby and James (Dana) Hardy, five grandchildren, Derek, Taylor, Nicholas, Austin, and Sydney and her sister, Patricia Stein. Mary loved her grandchildren more than life itself and shopping QVC.
A private family service will be held Monday, October 10. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.