Mary Frances HARDY

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HARDY, Mary Frances

89, of Sun City Center, FL passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 in her home. She will be remembered as a loving, gracious, energetic, helpful, gentle and considerate lady who lit up the room with her beautiful smile. Born in Leesburg, GA to the late James Morgan Pope and Lois Adams. Mary was formerly a member at Temple Terrace, Sun City Center, and Ruskin Methodist Churches, including Sunday School and visited also as a Stephen Minister. She volunteered at the University Community Hospital. She loved to model ladies clothes and was in demand. Square Dancing with good friends was a favorite activity. Mary and Jack have lived in Kings Point, Sun City Center for 21 years. She enjoyed going to Army Otter Caribou Association Annual reunions. Mary, with the help of her family, owned and operated the IHOP Restaurant near Busch Garden for over 25 years. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, John "Jack" Hardy; five children, Kathryn Renton (Ian), Susan Hanna (John), Gary Lorch (Priscilla), Ronald Lorch, and Donald Salvog (Carol); four stepchildren, John Hardy (Beverly), Dana Yeager (Jon), Peter Hardy, and Mark Hardy (Wendy); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. A Memorial Service will be held 12 pm Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at The United Methodist Church in Sun City Center. Interment will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 3, 2017