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Yvonne Moore (Anthony) Hardenbrook

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Yvonne Moore (Anthony) Hardenbrook Obituary
Hardenbrook Yvonne Moore Hardenbrook (Anthony), age 89, died at St. Ann's Hospital on Sunday, May 21, 2017 after years of failing health. She was born to Rev. Raymond and Gladys Moore in Hot Springs, Virginia on February 15, 1928. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Walt, her first son Britt Anthony, died at the age of six. She leaves her sister, Carolyn (Gary) Hess; sister-in-law, Darlene Moore; her brother, Raymond (Martha) Moore; and many nieces and nephews; she leaves many close friends. Her son, Michael Anthony (Debbie) and their children, Christopher (Nikki) and Staci. Her son, Mark Anthony (Karna) and Mark's children, Caitlin (Daniel) Brown and Patrick Anthony. Caitlin and Daniel have her only great grandchildren, Wyatt and Harrison Brown. Yvonne graduated from Bruce High School in Westernport Maryland in 1945. She wrote for the school newspaper and sang in the Girls Sextet and the choir. She went to West Virginia Wesleyan College on Scholarship where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Science in 1949. Her minors were English, Psychology, and Art. She sang in the college tour choir and worked as a biology lab assistant. She married classmate Don Anthony in 1948 and they began their classroom teaching in Logan County, West Virginia after graduation. They moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1955, where Yvonne was a teacher from 1956 to 1968, when she had to retire on disability. From 1951 to 1959 she was a postgrad student part time at The Ohio State University and became an avid Buckeye Football Fan. Her son Michael is a banker and son Mark works for the State of Ohio. Both are graduates of OSU. During her teaching years Yvonne took up ballroom dancing and earned a bronze medal with the Arthur Murray Studio. In 1980 she married Carl Hardenbrook and published poetry for the next 20 years. Her work appeared widely in this country and in Canada, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. Her awards include a $400 prize from Japan for her work in poetry of the Japanese culture. One of her poems is part of a mural in the sanctuary of her childhood church Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, West Virginia, which she continued to support. Other poems appeared on the marquee of New York City Times Square theatre one summer and COTA buses in Columbus, Ohio. She spent her later years at Oakleaf Village, a home for assisted living in North East Columbus. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. Private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 172, Piedmont, WV 26750. Visit her guest book at www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 23, 2017
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