Hard Lawrence "Larry" L. Hard, age 82, of Westerville, passed away on April 11, 2014. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 13, 1931 to Frank and Nan Hard. Member of Bethel Methodist Church. Graduated from Worthington High School and received degrees from Otterbein College and Garrett Theological Seminary. In 1956 he married Betty Turner of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Also in 1956 he was ordained a pastor in the Methodist Church. Larry was pastor of churches in Edon, Lancaster (Sixth Ave), Lima (Shawnee), Westerville (Messiah) and Kettering (Christ Church) retiring in 1998. In 2012 he married Alice Mickey of Wellsboro, PA. He was dearly loved as a father, brother, husband, minister, and friend. His loving spirit, warmth, and humor will be missed. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Betty, and sister Maryann. He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Wes (Darlene) Hard, of Columbus; daughters, Miriam Hard of Asheville, NC and Julia (Brian) Condon of Sherborn, MA; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Eric, Susan, Katey, Jack, Cayla, and Cole; great-grandson, Nathaniel; sister, Evelyn (Norm) Quick; nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State Street, Westerville, OH Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Jim Wilson, officiating. Private interment Otterbein Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Messiah or the United Methodist Committee on Overseas Relief.
Moreland Funeral Home
55 E. Schrock Road Westerville, OH 43081
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 13, 2014