Richard Davis Hardin

Richard Davis Hardin, age 79, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Sugar Creek Nursing Home. He was born on Feb. 7, 1932 in Greenfield to Herschel John Hardin and Lura (Davis) Hardin.

He served in the U.S. Army as a medic, stationed in Germany in the late 1950's.

He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950. Mr. Hardin received his bachelor’s degree in math and science from Earlham College and his master’s degree in guidance counseling from Ball State University. He married Helen (Snively) Hardin on Aug. 12, 1962 in Tell City.

Richard worked as a guidance director at Waldron High School for many years until he retired. He also taught math and science at Charlottesville and at Tell City for eighteen years. He was a member of the Greenfield Friends Church and Phi Delta Kappa. He loved traveling, playing cards, vegetable gardening, raising irises and roses, his farm, livestock (cows, sheep, and llamas), and his family.

Surviving him are his wife, Helen Hardin of Greenfield; son, David (Susie) Hardin of Greenfield; siblings, Jean (Skip) Metcalf, John (Rebecca) Hardin both of Greenfield; grandson, Andrew Hardin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Herschel and Lura Hardin.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 23, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will be on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Rick Schoeff and Pastor Paul Enyart will be officiating. Burial will follow at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenfield Friends Church at 323 W. Park Ave., Greenfield, IN 46140, the National Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson’, or the American Cancer Society at

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