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Carolyn Hardy

Posted August 19, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

October 4, 1933 – August 21, 2013

Carolyn Hardy

Carolyn Hardy

Carolyn J. Hardy, 79 passed away from this earth peacefully Friday, August 16, 2013 at University Park surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 10am at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday August 20, 2013 from the hours of 5-7pm at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Carolyn was born October 4, 1933 to Vern and Helen Kirkland of Mystic, Iowa. She was a long time resident of Des Moines, living in the Oak Park neighborhood for forty-five years. While raising her family, Carolyn was a long time volunteer at Oak Park Grade School, PTA President at Warren Harding Jr. High, Camp Fire Leader, and Blue Star volunteer, and was a long time member of Epworth Methodist Church. She enjoyed life and spending time with family, especially her great-grandchildren. After the passing of her husband, Johnny in 2004, Carolyn moved to Walden Point Assisted Living for five years and ended her time at University Park. She was always positive and appreciative of everything and everyone in her life. She will be missed dearly by family and many friends whose lives she touched. Left to cherish Carolyn’s memory are her children; Gregory Hardy of Des Moines, Pamela (Steve) Smith of Saylor Township, Janell (Bret) Robben of Bondurant. Grandchildren; Dustin (Amanda) Robben of Des Moines, Kyle (Anastasia) Robben of Bondurant, Steffanie Smith and Nick Smith of Ankeny. Five Great-grandchildren; Noah, Braxton, Brooklynn, Aaliyah, and Brecken Robben. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church 412 Euclid 50313

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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