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Shirley Ann Wright Hardesty, 84, of Rosedale, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a homemaker and in her early years employed by Bell Telephone Company in Terre Haute and was a secretary for the Fontanet School. She was born Aug. 14, 1933, in Coal Bluff, to the late Marion Wright and Florence Jacks Wright. Her husband of 60 years, Dale Lee Hardesty, whom she married June 27, 1954, at Coal Bluff, died Dec. 30, 2014.
Survivors include one daughter, Alice Alderson of Rosedale; one sister, Mary Ellen (Henry) Mayfield of Smyrna, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Lois Terrell of Cullman, Ala.; and two grandsons, Jesse (Jess) Alderson of Weston, Neb., and Clark (Lacy) Alderson of Rockville.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Jim Hardesty and Don Hardesty; and sister, Norma Jean Seeders.
She was a 1951 graduate of Fontanet High School and an avid reader.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Rosedale Cemetery with the Rev. Randy McPike officiating. Burial will follow. Memorials should friends so desire may be made to Parke-Vermillion Humane Society, P.O. Box 155, Clinton, IN 47842, in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale. Online condolences may be shared at:
www.goochfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 20, 2017
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