Marcella Hardin

Hardin, Marcella Ann

Marcella Ann Hardin, age 93, of Adams, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Memorial services will be Noon on Monday, October 21, 2013, at the Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. T. Christian Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at Roseberry's Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Wisconsin at a later date.

Marcella was born February 24, 1920 in Adams, Wisconsin, to Charles E. and Zella M. (Carlon) Brandt. She graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1938. She trained at a Beauty School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marcella worked at Badger Ordnance during WWII. She worked for many, many years as a volunteer at the American Red Cross Blood Bank. Marcella worked for the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune Office in Friendship (8 years), Barbara Ann's Boutique (14 years) and finally at Carole's Fashion Delights up to April of 2013.

Marcella married Edward E. Parrott on December 15, 1945 in Adams, Wisconsin. This union was blessed with three children before ending in divorce in 1954. She later married Benjamin K. Hardin on December 9, 1963 in Adams, Wisconsin.

Marcella was one of the first women to serve on the Adams County Board, serving from 1970-2004. She also served on the Adams City Council during the 1980's and from 2001-2004. Marcella also served on Adams County Humane Society Board.

Marcella enjoyed reading, solving cross word puzzles, shopping, getting her hair done on Saturday by her good friend, Bobbie Hiller, and spending time with her family and friends.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Zella I. Brandt; husband: Benjamin K. Hardin; and sisters: Phyllis McCall and Evelyn Downing.

Survivors, son, Charles Alfred (Colleen) Parrott of Carbondale, Illinois; daughter, Susan (Mike) Moran of Adams, Wisconsin; son, Steven Edward Parrott of Friendship, Wisconsin; adopted daughter, Patricia Ann Sorensen of Adams, Wisconsin; adopted daughter, Peggy Lou (Buck) Sleeman of Friendship, Wisconsin; grandchild, Kristin Hamilton of Ocala, Florida; grandchild, Kori (James) Nawrot of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; grandchild, Kyle (Gweneth) Moran of Neenah, Wisconsin; grandchild, David Parrott of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin; grandchild, Katey Parrott of River Falls, Wisconsin; great-grandchild, Paige Hamilton of Edmond, OK; great-grandchild, Katelyn Nawrot of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; great-grandchild, Jameson Nawrot of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; great-grandchild, Jacob Moran of Neenah, Wisconsin; great-grandchild, Jaxson Nawrot of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; great-grandchild, Ava Nawrot of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Further survived by two nephews, Dick and David Downing, other relatives, and friends.

Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

Funeral Home

Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory
512 Main St Friendship, WI 53934
(608) 339-3551

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 18, 2013