Loretta Hardman

Birth Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 1935
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Loretta Hardman, age 87, of Wooster passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 after a period of declining health.  She was born on February 3, 1935 to Joseph and Pluma Brennan in Shinnston, West Virginia.  She married Reverend Rondal Hardman on August 14, 1951.  He preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a faithful servant who joined her husband in ministry serving eleven churches in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  While serving the Marshallville/Easton churches she also worked as the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Wayne County Probate Court.  She was an active member of the Apple Creek United Methodist Church where she started a tutoring program for elementary students.  She loved to knit slippers, make special baby blankets for each grandchild and others as well as making peanut butter fudge to share with others. 

In addition to her husband Rev. Ron, she was preceded in death by daughter Penny Hetsch, son Bill Hardman, and brother Pat Brennan. She is survived by sons, Mike (Dolores) Hardman of Smithville and Charlie (Karen) Hardman of Wooster, son- in-law John (Penny) Hetsch, daughter-in-law Diane (Bill) Hardman, eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren as well as sisters, Joann Kellleher and Catherine Sebulsky.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 West Main St, Apple Creek with Rev. Tom Snyder.  Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Marshallville.

 The funeral will also be live streamed on the Apple Creek United Methodist Church's Facebook page.

Calling hours will be held at McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 East Larwill St Wooster on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service at the church on  Saturday.

A special thank you to the staff of Wayne Manor and the Willows at Smithville Western Care Center for assisting in her care for the past five years and to Ohio Hospice LifeCare of Wooster for her recent special care. 

 Memorial contributions can be made to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, PO Box 265, Apple Creek, Ohio 44606 or Ohio Hospice LifeCare , 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

 Memorial contributions can be made to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, PO Box 265, Apple Creek, Ohio 44606 or Ohio Hospice LifeCare , 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Visitation: 

Calling hours will be held at McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 East Larwill St Wooster on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service at the church on  Saturday.

Service: 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 West Main St, Apple Creek.  The funeral will also be live streamed on the Apple Creek United Methodist Church's Facebook page.

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John and Family...so very sorry for your loss.

Our sincere condolences to the Hardman family. With Sympathy

Sending our condolences to the Hardman family. We have so many fond memories of Loretta, she was sure an inspiration to just keep on keeping on!

Seeing that Loretta has passed into Glory has saddened my heart as she & Ron were such a dear friends. We made many memories both in the US and the UK and she will never be forgotten. Sincere condolences to her friends & family, and apologies for not being able to make it to her funeral.

Very sorry to hear she passed away! Pastor Ron & Loretta served at our Red Haw United Methodist Church for six months, it was a short time but was a blessing to have them serve the Lord with us. Our Church stayed friends with them & we went to their home many times. The Hardman Family have a great loss but she is with God & her husband & other loved ones. To the Hardman Family, on behalf of the Red Haw Church we ask God to comfort you & bless you & give you peace. We will be praying for Hardman Family at Church Sunday.

I’m so sorry to see the loss oh your mother,morher-in- law, grandmother, great grandmother and all that she was. I’m sure she’ll be truly missed. Love to all, June

Charlie, Karen and Family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

CHARLIE AND KAREN AND FAMILY,
WE ARE SADDENED WITH THE NEWS OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING, AND OFFER OUR DEEPEST HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU
AT THIS TIME. . . . .SHE SOUNDED LIKE A DELIGHTFUL PERSON AND WE TRUST YOU HAVE LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES TO
RECALL AND CHERISH. OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY. . ..JOHN AND JANET SPRUNGER, KIDRON.

To Mike & Dolores, Charlie & Karen, John, Diane, and to all in your families;
I am sorry and saddened to learn of Loretta's passing. Mike and Charlie, I have great memories of your mom and dad. I am sure they were wonderful parents and I know they were a blessing to many people. I rejoice in the knowledge that they are together again, but I am also mindful that they are deeply missed. Please accept my condolences to all of you and my prayers for God's comfort and perfect peace. Ben Fetter

To Loretta's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

The neighbors in Lloydsville,St Clairsville,Ohio Sends our sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers out to all of the Hardman family on the passing of Loretta! Such a wonderful lady and friends to many people. God Bless!

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