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Inez Jane (Hardesty) Brownfield

1947 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Inez Jane (Hardesty) Brownfield Obituary
Inez Jane (Hardesty) Brownfield

Inez Jane Hardesty was born in Beech Grove, Indiana  in 1947, attended Beech Grove High School and went to IU at Indianapolis until her marriage to Michael Brownfield of Beech Grove in August 1967. The couple lived in Madison, Wisconsin where Inez worked as a bookkeeper for Frito Lay while Mike was at U of Wisconsin. After graduation, they moved to Beech Grove where Inez worked part-time for Blocks' while Mike taught middle school. Their first child, Michelle, was born in 1972. They moved several times in several states including Ohio and Florida before moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1977.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Dorothy Hardesty. She is survived by her husband Mike, daughter Michelle Hill and son Joe, and her older brother Larry Hardesty.  Inez has four grandchildren (Maggie, Ken, Lulu and Stephanie) along with many nieces and nephews who will miss her. A special thanks to her three aides who tended to her needs for five years in her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 30, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2155 Randallia Drive, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, January 29, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with Rosary service at 3:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be given to the Parkinson's Foundation or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana Indiana. For online condolences please visit
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 27, 2017
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