|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1917|
|Death: ||May 11, 2008|
Ivylyn Camack Jordan Hardy, 91, of Bedford, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, in Oakwood Manor. She was born in Goochland County, Va., on February 3, 1917, daughter of the late, Ivy Stephen Jordan and Nannie Elizabeth Camack Jordan. She was a member of Otterville United Methodist Church and was retired from the Bedford County Public Schools. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, "Bedford Boy" John Burwell Schenk, who was killed on D-Day, June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach; her second husband, Ralph Hall Hardy, husband of 61 years; and her brothers, William Franklin Jordan, Van Fisher Jordan, Ivy Stephen Jordan, Samuel Vernon Jordan and Joseph Duggan Jordan. Ivylyn is survived by her sister-in-law, Jane Watts Hardy; two children, Susannah H. Martin and her husband, Thomas M. Jr., and Samuel R. Hardy and his wife, Brenda D.; two grandchildren, Ivy H. Nguyen and her husband, Phung, and Kelly J. Kittle and her husband, Joshua; and four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Elliott, Aliza and Isaiah. The family would like to give a special thanks to her many faithful caregivers at home, Oakwood Manor, Hospice and the friends that continued to visit her. She will be fondly remembered by all of "her children" through the Bedford County Public Schools and her church families. A celebration of Ivylyn's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Otterville United Methodist Church, 6524 Big Island Highway, Bedford with the Rev. Mark Wilkerson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Bedford Hospice House, P.O. Box 985, Bedford, Va. 24523 or non-perishable food for the Bedford Christian Ministries Pantry, 217 Washington St., Bedford, or the Big Otter Mill Foundation, c/o Richard Burnette, 1470 Lizard Ridge Road, Bedford, Va. 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, Va., 540-586-7360. www.Burch-Messier.com
Published in the Roanoke Times on 5/13/2008.
John Burwell Schenk (1916 - 1944)*
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: May 13, 2008
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