Nancy Hardymon, age 84, a resident of rural Portland, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Nancy was born on April 19, 1936, in Ohio, the daughter of Ralph and Reba (Slick) Bretz. Nancy worked for Jay Garment in Portland for 8 years and retired from CTS in Berne after 34 years of service. She married Carl Hardymon on November 8, 1952. Nancy enjoyed the outdoors, where she would always plant a garden and spend time watching birds. She also enjoyed going to car shows with her husband.
Her husband of 68 years: Carl Hardymon – Portland, Indiana
1 daughter: Susan Jones (husband Rick)- Land O’ Lakes, Florida
3 sons: Randy Hardymon (wife Jewel) – Portland, Indiana
Mike Hardymon – Zephyrhills, Florida
Kevin Hardymon – Portland, Indiana
2 sisters: Mary Brinley – Greenville, Ohio
Joan Mangus (husband Bill) – Union City, Indiana
1 brother: Jim Bretz (wife Judy) – Union City, Indiana
Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Ann Hardymon.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Services to celebrate Nancy’s life will follow at 2 p.m. on Friday. Pastor Hugh Kelly will officiate the service and burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery, west of Bryant.
Memorials may be directed towards Friends of the Limberlost.
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