Mary June Hardy, 92, of Mt. Auburn passed away at 3:50p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 2, 1924 in rural Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Henry and Mary Eva (Hupp) Higgins. She married Morris “Mose” Hardy in September 17, 1948 in Mt. Auburn. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1989. June was a homemaker, farmed alongside her husband, and previously worked at the Illiopolis munitions plant as part of the war effort. She was a member of the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ, Mt. Auburn Lioness Club, and the Mt. Auburn Community Club. June loved flowers and enjoyed not only growing, but also arranging them. When she was younger, she worked towards earning her pilots license. She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
She is survived by her sons: Gene Hardy (Virginia) and Steve Hardy (Barbara) both of Mt. Auburn; daughter: Becky Hardy (Kristen) of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Carole Ringler (Brian) of Mt. Auburn, Krista Squires (Tim) of Mt. Auburn, Derek Hardy (Victoria) of Barrington, and Chris Hardy (Lynn) of Carol Stream; step-grandchildren: Derek Tschosik and Kaitlynn Tschosik both of Indianapolis; great grandchildren: Mitch Ringler, Lanae Ringler, Kassidy Squires, Braeden Squires, Lola June Hardy, Peyton Hardy, Caleb Hardy, and Jaxon Hardy; great-great granddaughter: Elle Ringler; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister: Josephine Ferguson; and brother: Wayne Higgins.
The funeral service for June will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ with Rev. Dan Armstrong and Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will take place in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ or the Shriners Hospital for Children. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of June, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com