Aug. 26, 1918 – Aug. 20, 2011
Goldie Hardesty, 92, Moran, a native of Garnett and formerly of Bush City, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 201, in the Moran Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 26, 1918, on a farm near Garnett, the daughter of Willie and Mary Caroline Bump Olson. She attended the Pleasant Ridge School.
On April 15, 1938, she and Prince Alfred Hardesty were married in Garnett. They became the parents of one daughter. They enjoyed 65 years together before his death in 2003.
In her younger years she worked along with her husband on their farm and she sold many chickens on Saturdays in Garnett. They later worked together in their home interior/exterior decorating business. She wallpapered countless homes in the Garnett area during her 42-year career. They retired in 1979.
She remained on their farm for a few years following the death of her husband before moving to Garnett to live with her daughter. She later moved into the Guest Home Estates until her declining health prompted her to move to the Moran Manor Nursing Home in October 2010. Mrs. Hardesty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garnett.
She enjoyed raising poodles and basset hounds and working in her garden and with her flowers.
Others preceding her in death included three brothers, Sheldon Olson, Frances Olson and Lawrence Olson, and four sisters, Mildred Minkler, Sylvia Sutton, Dorothy Warner and Anna Olson.
Survivors include her daughter Mary Martin of Garnett; two grandson; two great-grandsons; four step great-grandchildren; and two step great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday in the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Garnett, followed by burial in the Garnett Cemetery.
Memorials are to her church in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 408, Garnett, KS 66032.
Herman A. Nilges
July 28, 1928 – Aug. 15, 2011
Herman A. Nilges, 85, Garnett, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park.
He was born July 28, 1926, in Anderson County near Scipio, the son of Samuel and Mary Peine Nilges. He grew up and attended school in Anderson County. He lived all of his life in Anderson County except for two years he spent in Gypsum, Kan.
As a young man he farmed and hauled milk with his brother. He then worked for Anderson County as a truck driver for 28 years before retiring in 1991. After retiring he mowed yards and enjoyed gardening.
He was united in marriage to Lois Blubaugh on Dec. 20, 1949, in Iola. They became the parents of three children.
His pastimes were fishing, hunting and trapshooting and enjoyed his bird dogs. He was a member of the Garnett Gun Club and attended shooting contests.
Those preceding him in death included two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife Lois Nilges of the home; his son Mike Nilges of Garnett; two daughters, Janette Bilderback of Garnett and Debbie Graue of Overland Park; two brothers, Fred Nilges of Emporia and Bernie Nilges of Iola; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
His funeral was Thursday in Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Garnett, followed by burial in Garnett Cemetery.
Memorials are to Hospice Care of Kansas and may be sent the funeral home, P.O. Box 408, Garnett, KS66032.
Nelson Madden, 87, Osawatomie, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Olathe Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 24, in the Rock Creek Church of Christ south of Ottawa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the church under the direction of Debby Stout, funeral director for Osawatomie Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Osawatomie Cemetery. Immediate survivors are his wife Ruth Madden of the home; his daughter Joyce Rosales of Salina; and three sons, Randy Madden, Rodney Madden and David Madden.
A full obituary will be in the Aug. 31 issue of the Osawatomie Journal.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Nelson Madden Scholarship Fund.
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