PARMA - Betty Louise Meier Hardesty, 78, died May 29, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 24, 1927, in Parma, to the late Harry J. and Welta Lewis Meier, she was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Malden and had lived in Parma most of her life except for two and a half years spent in Gulf Port, Miss.
On April 6, 1947, she married Bill Hardesty, who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2003.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Terry Lee Hardesty and Larry Dale and Traci Hardesty of Parma; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Frances Hardesty and Barbara Ann and Stanley Brannon of Parma; three brothers, Don Meier of Nashville, Tenn., Dennie Meier of Kelso and Ronnie Meier of Swartz Creek, Mich., eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Carolyn Powers of Parma.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Benjamin Meyer of Malden will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.