LUELLA MAE (Wescott) HARDESTY
Luella Hardesty, Walnut, Succumbs
Walnut: - Mrs. Luella Mae Haradesty, 74,
Walnut, died Wednesday afternoon at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. Funeral
services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Ross Funeral Home at Walnut, with
the Rev. Eugene Spradling, First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will
be in Fairfield-Greenville Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral
home Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m.
Mrs. Hardesty was born July 20, 1899 in New
Bedford, the daughter of Henry and Mary Baxter Wescott. She married Cleve
Hardesty on Feb. 2, 1918.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth
(Earlene) Johnson, Moline; Mrs. Flossie Elgin, Sterling; two sons, LaVerne,
Moline; Kenneth, Walnut; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one
brother, Clarence Wescott, Roseburg, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Norman
and Mrs. Merle (Evelyn) Lathrop, both of Rock Falls, and Mrs. Mabel Rogers,
Tampico. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one brother, one
grandson and one great granddaughter.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, October 11, 1973 - Thursday, pg 2,
submitted by Melva L. Taylor)