ALTON- Edna Irene (Hardy) Gardner, 77, died at 4:41 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton.She was born on Jan. 23, 1937, and was the daughter of the late Franklin & Ella Opal (Springman) Hardy Sr.Edna was employed at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton for many many years retiring in 1990.She married Raymond Gardner and they shared many years together before his death on Jan. 27, 1987.Surviving are her son & daughter in law, Steven & Tammy Gardner of Naples, Fl.; two granddaughters, Lindsey Gardner of Waco, Texas and Kelsey Gardner of Clearwater, Fl.; and two sisters, Myrtle Gentry of Brighton and Linda Buck of Jerseyville.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Franklin Hardy Jr., William Hardy, Gifford Eugene Hardy; and three sisters, Shirley Meyers, Marie Forsythe and Roberta Stone.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday.Burial will be alongside her husband at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.
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