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George Gregory Hardy
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1940
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 2009
Red Willow County
Nebraska, USA

George Gregory Hardy, of Stratton, Nebraska departed this life and entered The Eternal Home on December 12, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. George was 69 years of age having been born on February 22, 1940, in Stratton, Nebraska, to Frank K. and Lola A. (Henderson) Hardy.

George attended school in the Eden School District in Hitchcock County, Nebraska and graduated from Stratton (Nebraska) High School. George furthered his education at York (Nebraska) College and Pratt (Kansas) Community College.

On January 3, 1960, George was united in marriage to Caroline S. Cooper at Ulysses, Kansas, after church on a Sunday morning. To this union, six children were born; Tami Jo, James Dale, Myra Bea, Bryon Frank, Alan Gregory, and John Scott.

During his life, George entertained many occupations all pertaining to agriculture. He was involved in farming, ranching, feedyards, trucking and consulting. George devoted most of his life to working, managing, designing and building commercial feedyards, including AID Feeders in Kinsley, Kansas, Decatur County Feedyard in Oberlin, Kansas, and Southwest Feeders in Hayes Center, Nebraska. George also rebuilt seven other feedyards while working for Cactus Feeders, and owned and operated Hardy Cattle Feeding in Leoti, Kansas. He also did feedyard consulting for many years.

In 1990, George returned to Stratton, Nebraska to live on the family farm and engaged in farming and a cow calf operation. In 1992 Mill Iron Nine Corporation was born and became involved in the grain hauling business, continuing until 2009.

Early in 2004, George and wife, Carolyn, purchased land and an old horse barn in Stratton, Nebraska and with the help of his family and friends, George turned the barn into a home for them. He then became semi-retired and they moved to town. No more muddy roads! George spent the next five years driving truck, enjoying his family, and mowing.

George was a member of the Church of Christ of Stratton, Nebraska and had earned 22 years of sobriety with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.

George was welcomed into The Heavenly Home by: parents, Frank and Lola Hardy; brother Delbert Hardy; mother-in-law, Beatrice Odell; brother-in-law, Robert Gill; and sister-in-law, Natalie Odell.

Survivors are his loving wife of more than 49 years, Carolyn Hardy of Stratton,Nebraska; children Tami Jo Jesch and husband, Brad; James Hardy and wife, Christina; Myra Fanning and husband, Kelly; Bryon Hardy and wife, Trudy; Alan Hardy and wife, Tiffany; John Hardy and wife, Sally; sister, Vonna Ragan and husband, Seth; brother, Neil Hardy and wife, Mary Lou; sister-in-law, Lucille Hardy; and father-in-law, Marvin Odell, Sr. and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors. 
Stratton Cemetery
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: CPR
Record added: Dec 14, 2009
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George Gregory Hardy
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