Madeline Maralee Hardt

Madeline Maralee Hardt, 76

Madeline Maralee Hardt, 76, of Flora, passed away Friday November 16, 2012, at the Milner Community Health Center in Rossville, following a brief illness.

Maralee was born on March 6, 1936, in Lexington, Ill., the daughter of Howard and Beulah (Ferguson) Dunn.

She was a graduate of Lexington High School and was a homemaker. She married Merritt W. "Dude" Hardt on July 7, 1956, he survives in Rossville. She was a member of Flora First Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, Maralee is survived by her daughter; Janet (husband Chuck) Spooner, of Flora. Two grandsons; Scott (wife Holly) Spooner, of Murfeesboro, Tenn. and Matt Spooner of Lafayette. Great-granddaughter; Grace Addison Spooner. brother: James (wife Ruthie) Dunn, of Tucson, Ariz. Two sisters: Helen Leake of Lexington, Ill. and Sherlyn (husband Hal) Turnipseed, Calif.

In addition to her parents; she is preceded in death by two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Genda Funeral Home-Reinke Chapel in Flora from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Genda Funeral Home-Reinke Chapel at 11 a.m. with Pastor Woody Slade officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.

Memorials in Maralee's name may be made to the Flora First Christian Church.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012