Gertrude Sophia Hardy Obituary

December 20, 2017 Obituary

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SALEM, Ohio – Gertrude Sofia Hardy, age 91, died at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 30, 1926 in Salem, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Dengel) Girscht.

Gertrude worked for 40 years as a press operator for Church Budget and after she retired, she then worked for Lyle Printing.

She was a member of the Salem Saxon Lodge Branch #19 and the Church at the Center.

Her husband, Edward Hardy, Sr., whom she married July 1, 1950 preceded her in death on December 30, 1975.

Survivors include a son, Mark J. Hardy of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Patsy Hardy; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents; a son, Edward Hardy, Jr.; two sisters, Rosina Girscht and Helen Schuster; five brothers, Walter Girscht, her twin, Edward Girscht, William Girscht, Fred Girscht and John Girscht also preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Ginter officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the funeral home prior to services.

Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

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