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Evelyn E. Hardisty Obituary

Evelyn E. Hardisty
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“Dear Bev, Marvin and Jerry, My sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother, Evelyn. I have fond memories of my days in the Carl community and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Beth Perry

“i am sorry that i could not attend tonight , i wanted to but im sick, bev & family my sincere condolences to you. evelyn was a great and joyous...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: porschia jones

“Bev, Jerry, Marv My deepest sympathy on losing your Mom. It is very difficult losing a parent. I have great memories of Carl, as I grew up there,...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Carol (Warnock) Huntsman

“Marv, Bev, and Jerry, My sincerely sympathy on the death of your mother. My Carl days with Dianne Devore Lind are fondly remembered and your mom and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Hatton Mullenbach

“Beverly (and all your family). My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I still reflect on my days spent in Carl when I would stay...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Melodee (Embree) Roberts

“Marv, Joyce, and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. I know this is a very difficult time for everyone. ...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Denise Dejulian


Interment will be at the Carl Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Alegent Health Mercy Hospital and/or Alegent Health Hospice and/or Vintage Park, Lenox, Iowa.

Evelyn attended Methodist Grove country school and graduated from Nodaway High School. After high school, Evelyn was united in marriage to Paul Frederick Hardisty, of the Carbon area, on June 23, 1944 in Creston, Iowa by Reverend Fredmund of the Baptist Church. There were three children born to bless this union: Jerry, Marvin and Beverly.

In 1948, after Paul was honorably discharged from the Marine Corp at the end of WWII, Paul and Evelyn moved to Carl to start farming, where the young couple raised their family.

Evelyn had a passion for writing daily in her diary. She has diaries dating as far back as 1944. She loved quilting, sewing and attending Paul's Marine Corp Reunions. The couple loved to travel and took many vacations throughout the United States.

Evelyn was a member of the Carl United Methodist Church and was an active participant in the Carl United Methodist Women until she moved to Corning.

Left to cherish Evelyn's memory are her sons: Jerry (Susan) Hardisty of Hillsboro, NC and Marvin (Joyce) Hardisty of Osceola, IA; daughter, Beverly (John) McMahon of Corning, IA; seven grandchildren: Megan & Emily Hardisty of Hillsboro, NC, Christopher Hardisty of Alexandria, VA, Charmi (Terry) Geerdes of Nevada, IA, Carrie Hardisty of Ankeny, IA, Wesley (Emily) McMahon of Baltimore, MD, Maggie (John) Jones of Corning, IA; five great-grandchildren; twin siblings: Leo "Bill" (Dixie) Stalder of Brooks, IA, Leona (Dean) Kester of Corning, IA and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Evelyn in death was her husband, Paul Hardisty in 2002; three brothers: Melvin "Steve", Alvin "Shorty" and Edgar Hardisty; sister, Clarissa Wallace and a baby sister who died at birth.

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