Wednesday, September 5, 2012

George William Hardwick, 82, of Iola, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at the Moran Manor.

George was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Montie Leonard and Helen Elizabeth (Schmidt) Hardwick. He grew up at Fort Scott where he graduated from high school and received his business degree from Fort Scott Junior College.

He worked for the railroad in Kansas City, for Lindy Gas in Neosho, Mo., and was office manager for Union Carbide in Omaha before being transferred to Houston. He returned to Kansas after he retired in 1991.

George attended St. John's Catholic Church in Iola and the Knights of Columbus before entering the nursing home.

Survivors include one brother: Robert "Bob" Hardwick and wife, Fay of Iola, Kan.; a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Don and John Harwick and one sister, Louise Meyer.

Cremation has taken place with inurnment to be in West Plains Cemetery near Fort Scott, Kan.

Family services will be held later.

The family wishes to thank the Moran Manor Family and Dr. Brian Wolfe for the wonderful care they gave George.

Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, Moran Manor or St. John's Catholic Church and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

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