Alice Fay Hardwick, 76, Iola, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at her home.
Fay was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Henry H. and Josephine Alice (Thurston) Fawcett. The family moved to Washington state before returning to Fort Scott when she was 12.
On Aug. 28, 1955, Fay married Robert J. “Bob” Hardwick at Revival Tabernacle in Fort Scott, and they made their home in Iola. She worked as a bookkeeper at Scott’s Store, at H.L. Miller & Son Dress Factory from 1962 to 1991, was a bookkeeper for Iola Greenhouse and Iola Deluxe Cleaners, and retired from Great Southern Bank.
Fay enjoyed sewing, riding motorcycles, bowling and following her sons’ sporting activities. She served as past president of Ladies of Elks.
Survivors are her husband of almost 58 years Robert “Bob” Hardwick of the home; two sons, Bryan Hardwick and wife Jody and Bill Hardwick, Iola; two granddaughters, Cyndi Fairfield and husband Warren and Helen Moore and husband Craig, all of Rowlett, Texas.
Four great-grandchildren; Jacob, Ariana, Ethan and Abigail Brook; one brother, Lloyd Eugene Fawcett and wife, Helen, Victor, Mont.; two step-siblings, Ciji Hermance and Jeff Hermance both of Washington; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Gerald Hermance.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be at the West Plains Cemetery northwest of Fort Scott at a time to be announced later.
Memorials can be made to Iola Elks or Cancer Action, Inc., 10520 Barkley St., Ste.100, Overland Park, KS 66212. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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