Normal - Ellen Christine Hardy, 89, of Normal, passed away at
2:45 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Heritage Manor in
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19,
2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Rev.
William Jensen officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on
Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Interment will be in Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Bloomington, Illinois. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ellen was born on May 6, 1924 in Chicago to Daniel J. And Ester
(Andresen) Morrissey. She married Charles C. Hardy in 1950. He
preceded her in death on April 14, 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Michael C. (Dawn) Hardy of Albany, GA
and John R. (Paula) Hardy of Bloomington, IL, two granddaughters,
Dorea Hardy of Albany, GA and Aimee` Hardy of Normal, IL and one
grandson, Micah (Amy) Hardy of Bloomington, Il and four great
grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers Carl (Mae)
Morrissey, James Morrissey, Kenneth Morrissey William Morrissey and
her sister Kathleen Morrissey (Leo) Asnault.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mary
Elizabeth Morrissey and Barbara Morrissey of Flanagan, IL; three
brothers, Daniel Morrissey, David Morrissey and Thomas
She was a registered nurse in the Chicago Suburban Area for
twenty years working at hospitals in Elmhurst and Northlake and an
office in Elmhurst. She received her Nursing Degree from Triton
College in River Grove, IL in 1968. Ellen graduated from Morton
High School in Cicero, IL in 1942. A member of Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Bloomington, she was active in the LWML. She
enjoyed playing mahjong, knitting, quilting, gardening as well as
breeding, raising and showing Basset Hounds, Pugs and Japanese
Chins. She enjoyed being a licensed HAM radio operator and was a
member of several radio clubs in the state. She was a Corresponding
Secretary for the McLean County Genealogical Society. She was a
lifetime Member of the Advocate BroMenn Auxiliary. She enjoyed her
membership and friends in the NorBloom Red Hat Society.
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