|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1928|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2012|
PIQUA- James M. Hardman, 84, of 101 Janet Drive, died at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Springfield to the late Ralph O. and Louise (VanMeter) Hardman.
He married Grace Kay Faulkner Aug. 5, 1950, in Springfield, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Chris (Jeanie) Hardman, of Sylvania; two daughters, Beth (Bruce) Marshall and Carol (Richard) Wax, all of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island; seven grandchildren, Summer Vanni, Courtney Hardman, Casey Persia, Jackie Puffenberger, Chris Marshall, Jimmy Marshall, Emily Stright; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Anne Hardman.
Mr. Hardman was a 1946 graduate of South Charleston High School and graduated Wittenberg University in 1950. He retired in February 1982 following a 31 year career with the Piqua City School District as a school teacher and one of Piqua's most storied athletic coaches earning him a position in the Piqua Hall of Fame, Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, the Ohio Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, and a local ball field named Hardman Field in his honor. He was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Greene Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lisa C. Ellison officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua, OH 45356, Piqua Education Foundation, 719 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356 or American Legion Post 184 Baseball, 301 W. Water St. Piqua, OH 45356 for Hardman Field.
Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Created by: Joan Shoffner
Record added: Apr 06, 2012
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