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Claudia Hardcastle

Franklin, Indiana

Dec 2, 1941 – Oct 1, 2021 (Age 79)


December 2, 1941
October 1, 2021
Franklin, Indiana


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Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home - Franklin Obituary

Claudia Hardcastle, 79, of Franklin, Indiana passed away October 1, 2021 at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born on December 2, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana to William and Betty (Kristoff) Smith.  She married Chester Hardcastle who preceded her in passing on July 18, 2021. She is survived by her children, Michelle Hardcastle, David Hardcastle (Barbara), and Brad Hardcastle. She has one grandson, Brandon Hardcastle. She was preceded in passing by her parents, Will and Betty and sister, Lana Blakely.        

Claudia attended Arsenal Tech High School.

She co-owned Precise Tool and Engineering where she was the bookkeeper for the company.

She was a former member of the Moose Lodge.  She enjoyed going to casinos and working puzzles.  She was a very creative person as an artist.

A private family gathering and service will be held at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home.

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