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Obituary: Gerry Diane Hardamon, Bargersville

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Gerry Diane Hardamon

Gerry Diane Hardamon passed peacefully in her own home with her family at her side Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. She was a resident of Bargersville.

Born sometime before 1955,   (we didn’t press so you probably don’t need to know, either) to Crayton and Lillian (Halstead) Schwestka in Minneapolis, she attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis and graduated from Michigan City High School in 1958.

She went on to study art at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she met and later wed her husband, Donald, in 1962.

She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years Donald; a son, Michael (Stacey) Hardamon; two daughters, Stacia (James) Ward and Beth (Tony) Gay; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; a niece; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Jeanne Dann.

Gerri was a voracious reader, dedicated to working crossword puzzles and a spirited gin player. She had been known to enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Her creativity led her to pursue countless interests and experiments, running the gamut from oil painting to gardening to breeding Morgan horses to beekeeping. We’re still not sure about the goat-milking foray.

For a lady small in size, her physical capacity was unmatched. On the mental side, she knew God was in control, but for the rest, hers was the only vote that counted.

Family and others who knew her well, knew how she looked forward to receiving her resurrected body on the Lord’s return.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135. Visitation will from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Entombment will be at The Gardens at Olive Branch in Greenwood.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com.

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