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Mrs. Arvilla Jean "Pat" Hardwick, 84, of Crawfordsville, died March 5, 2017, at IU North Hospital. She was born in 1932 to Moreland and Henrietta (Ellingwood) Hudson. She was married to John E. Hardwick for 67 years. He preceded her in death in 2016.
Pat was a homemaker, active in Scouting, and worked at the Jamestown IGA for several years. After her husband, John, retired, Pat and John restored and operated the Yount's Mill Bed & Breakfast for several years, and traveled worldwide.
After relocating in Crawfordsville, she was active in the Antique Club, Current Events Club and the historical society, volunteering at the Lane Place.
Surviving are her children, John D. (Deborah) Hardwick, Gary D. (Anita) Hardwick, Michael A. Hardwick and Renee (Hardwick) McCoskey; her brother, Don (Iris) Hudson; sister-in-law, Rosalie (Dick) Walters; three grandsons; two granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.
For those wanting to pay their respects, the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Cremation was chosen, with a family committal service being held Friday, March 10, in the Lincoln Memory Gardens at Whitestown, with Pastor Steve Vitaniemi officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Montgomery County Historical Society, 212 S. Water St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.powerspriebefh.com.
Published on March 6, 2017
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