Lois Hardisty, 89, of Afton died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Afton Care Center. Celebration of Life services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Afton United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Memorials may be given to Afton United Methodist Church or the Afton Care Center. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com.
Lois M. (Falconer) Hardisty was born on May 24, 1927 in rural Massena, Ia., a daughter to Ida A. (Reichardt) Falconer and Paul T. Falconer. She was educated at Corning schools and graduated from there with the class of 1944.
On October 14, 1945, Lois was united in marriage to Russell Edward Hardisty in Kent, Ia. Together they owned and operated Scranton Auto Parts from 1962 to 1965. In 1965 they moved to Afton and owned and operated the Afton Auto Parts until 1990. Lois also worked at First Federal Savings and Loan in Creston for a total of 25 years; various times from 1944 to 1984
Lois was a member of the Afton United Methodist Church.
Lois is survived by her two sons, Randy (wife Shelley) Hardisty of Afton and Terry (wife Kim) Hardisty of Lorimor; one daughter, Ruth (husband Lynn) White of Afton; sister Alice Bowers of Creston; five grandsons, Luke (Wife Casey) White, Ryan (wife Erin) Hardisty, Drew (wife Suzy) Hardisty, Clayton White (Rachelle Allen) and Nathan (wife Karen) Hardisty; two granddaughters, Taylor (husband Alex) Pettit and Katelin Hardisty; four great grandchildren, Halle White, Addison White, Trent Hardisty and Hannah Hardisty; four sisters-in-law, Anna Ruth Hardisty of Corning, Wilma Peterson of Corning, Wanda (husband Wayne) Victor of Prescott and Donna Adams of Omaha; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell in 2007, one son in infancy, Roger Russell in 1956; brother Ray (wife Sarah) Falconer; and brothers-in-law Orvin Bowers, Glenn Hardisty, Clark Peterson and Dean Adams.
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