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“In searching for our classmates last year I reconnected with John on the phone. What a valuable person he was to his community--educators are the...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jan (Hemminghaus) Schlegelmilch - IN

“Very sorry to hear of John's passing. Lots of memories from high school. All our prayers to his family. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Brent K Mandry - St. Louis, MO

“Our family extends sympathy to all of the Hardin family. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: David Patterson - Watertown, MA

“Condolences from an old Ferguson classmate. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Don Staples - Livingston, TX

“John was a classmate of mine from Ferguson High School, graduation in 1958. John was very rich in life because of the person he was. I am keeping...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Lamkin - Florissant, MO

“John was a classmate of mine from Ferguson High class of 1958. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Nola (Nix) Tooley - Columbus, NE

“To the family of John, you are in our prayers, are sorry to hear of his passing. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Raylene (Staires) Robertson - MO

“Condolences to all of John's family who have my prayers. Brian (High School classmate) ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Brian Costello - Philadelphia, PA

“John Hardin was my Ferguson highschool classmate of 1958. His name was recalled to me from the celerbration of our 50th class reunion in Oct.2008...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Ida (Clay) Turner - Florissant, MO

“To his peers, acquaintences, teachers, and students, John Hardin excelled as a family man and principal @ Lindbergh High School. It was my pleasure...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: William C. White - St. Peters, MO

“John's humane attitude as an administrator allowed me the opportunity to adopt my beautiful daughter. I will be forever grateful to him. He was a joy...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: P.J. Barbeau - High Ridge, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with John's family and friends. He was a great friend and will be truly missed. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Bill & Terry Brown - St. Louis, MO

“John has been a good friend for years through lots of good and not so good times. Through all of it he kept his positive attitude and always saw the...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Don and Margarett Edwards - MO

“John was a friend of my parents, and I always remember him then as a kind man with a ready smile ALWAYS! It wasn't till later in my own professional...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: cathy lema westbury - eureka, MO

“I felt so privileged to be hired in the Lindbergh School District by Dr. Hardin in 1987. I am grateful he gave a 21 year old young woman the chance...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Gretchen Dickerson Moser - MO

“Dear Liz, Hal, Janessa and Keenan, You all are in our prayers. I am proud of the way your Dad fought for life Liz. Always had some real zest and was...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: The Erb Family - Eureka, MO

“Dr. Hardin gave me a chance to teach in St. Louis. I was young, and he took the time to really pay attention to me, when no one else would. He gave...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Rhonda Garrison - Ballwin, MO

“Dr. John Hardin was a hard working Educator/ Administrator for the Lindbergh School District. I will always remember him because he "CARED", and ,...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Charles and Carole Gateley - GA

“I worked with John for several years and enjoyed every minute of it. He was a great boss and a great friend. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Dee Brake - st. louis, MO

“John will sorely be missed. God bless his soul. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Robert T. Kuntzman - Affton, MO

“"Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in one's own." John was one of the finest...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Vires - St. Louis County, MO

“Uncle Johnny,Your Death Yesterday Shocked And Surprised All Of Us,We Knew It Was Coming But We Didn't Think That It Wouldn't Be Nearly A Year Since...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Keri Nowling - Seymour, IN

“i had the pleasure of meeting john when he came for a visit at my church to share with us his beloved haiti. to the family--when God gave us gifts,...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: yvonne norman - saint louis, MO


Hardin, John, 69, after a long battle with cancer, Sunday, August 9, 2009. Beloved husband of Irene Hardin; dear father of Lizzy (Hal) Schott & Cathy (Mark) Kimball; loving grandpa of Stewart (Liz) Kimball, Melissa Kimball, Janessa (Jonathan) Bowen, Kasey (Tim) Cornell & Keenan Schott; Great Paw Paw of Katie & Abby Bowen; brother of Helen "Tootsie" (Joe) Reedy, Peggy (Ron) Cornell & the late King (Janet) Hardin; uncle & friend to many. Services: Funeral Service at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Tuesday 10:00am. Interment Concordia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Mercy Hospice, 1000 Des Peres Rd., 200B, St. Louis, MO 63131 or Ambassadors for Christ in Haiti, 3012 Mockingbird Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301. Visitation Monday 4-8pm.

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