Ellen Beatrice Hard

Hartford | Saturday, November 15 2014

Ellen Beatrice Hard, 90, passed away 6:10 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Columbia Rehab and Nursing.

Born on January 1, 1924 in Hartford, she was the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Grover) Matthews.

She had been a sales clerk at "The Fabric Store" many years before retiring.  Bea had been an active member of the Hartford Library Board, a volunteer at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and a member of the East Maple Street Chapel.

On August 22, 1947 in Hartford, she married Harold K. Hard.  He died May 23, 1993.

Surviving are a son, Kirk (Randi) Hard of Champaign; four daughters, Suzi (Dale) Heathcott of Barrett, TN, Julia Nannette McDaniel of Katy, TX, Charlie Drake of Springfield, Michelle (Ron) Fedorchak of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will follow in Medora City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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