Ethel M. Hardy

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CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Ethel M. Hardy, 89, of North Adams Home, Mendon, formerly of Camp Point, died at 4 a.m. Friday (June 27, 2014).

Born May 22, 1925, in Camp Point, Ethel was a daughter of Robert and Anna Mae Floetman Farlow. She married Lyle M. Hardy on Nov. 4, 1946, in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He died Nov. 27, 2010.

Ethel was a graduate of Maplewood High School and Gem City Business College. She was a lifelong member of Camp Point United Methodist Church where she served for many years as the church secretary. She was also actively involved in the music program, serving as both a choir member and director. Ethel was a past president of Adams County Home Extension and served as a leader for the Camp Point Honeybees 4-H club.

Ethel adored her family and they were the centerpiece of her life. She and Lyle were married for more than 60 years. She enjoyed raising her girls and cherished summer vacations together when they would take long road trips to visit family and friends. Ethel loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent gardener and often grew enough vegetables to share with friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Donley of Loraine and Julie Maycumber-Judd (Ken) of Lucas, Texas; three grandchildren, Tanya Lansing (Brian) of Ursa and Tanner and Trent Maycumber of Lucas; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Aliza Lansing, of Ursa; two brothers, Dale Farlow (Waneta) of Quincy and Lee Farlow (Phyllis) of Camp Point; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Lyle, Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Gerald D. "Jerry" Donley; and a sister, Marian Rhea Hanke.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, in Camp Point United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Tomich conducting. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home, Camp Point.

MEMORIALS: Camp Point United Methodist Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home.


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Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home
110 E. School St. Camp Point, IL 62320
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 29 to July 1, 2014