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Edward "Ed" J. Hardesty

March 6, 1929 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 89)

Edward J. "Ed" Hardesty, Jr., age 89, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018.

Ed was born in Owensboro, KY on March 6, 1929 to Edward J. Hardesty, Sr. and Mary Jean (Page) (Hardesty) White. He graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in 1948 and received his Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University.

Ed retired from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, after teaching at North High School for 30 years. He previously taught English for 2 years at Mt. Carmel (IL) High School.

Ed is survived by his daughters, Susan Kasey (Jay) of Columbus, OH, Pamela Mahan (Steve) of Atlanta, GA, Ellen Hardesty of Evansville, IN; son, Jeff Hardesty (Kathy) of Evansville, IN; and grandchildren, Annie Kasey, Daniel Kasey, John Kasey (Sarah), Katie Mahan, Michael Hardesty and Sarah Greif (Tom); great grandchildren, Jack, Grace and Ellie; half brother Jerry Hardesty and half sister Jean Young.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jean White; step-father, Lyman White; father, Edward Hardesty; and half brother, Robert Hardesty.

Services will be private. Boone Funeral Home East Chapel-A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville will be handling arrangements.

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