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Marvin D. Hardesty

Marvin D. Hardesty, 91, of Osgood passed away at 10:30 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born near Dupont in Jefferson County on May 22, 1929 the son of Robert Denton and Ruth Richardson Hardesty. He was married to Evelyn Harlemert on December 1, 1951 and his wife of 68 years survives.
Other survivors include two sons David (Jennifer) Hardesty and Mark (Patti) Hardesty both of Osgood; one daughter Marla (Gary) Simon of Osgood; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his great-granddaughter Addilyn Fern Hardesty, and his sisters Barbara Jean Lee and Betty Cranfill.
Mr. Hardesty was a veteran of the Korean War where he served from October 5, 1948 to October 4, 1954 as a Sgt. with the 14th Signal Company in Germany. For service to his country Marvin received the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. In civilian life Marvin was a well known farmer in the area as well as being the “gas man,” driving a gas truck for the Ripley County Farm Bureau for 20 years. He also drove a bus for the Jac-Cen-Del schools for 12 years. Marvin was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ at Finks Corner and the Osgood American Legion.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery at Finks Corner with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Memorials may be given to St. Peters Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.