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OKMULGEE – Graveside services for Ann Hardman will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, in the Berryhill Cemetery, Okmulgee. A luncheon will precede services from noon to 1:30. Ann Hardman, the daughter of Caesar and Peggie King, was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Okmulgee. She departed this life on May 28, 2015, in Tahlequah, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, and 2 days. Ann always said, “Education is the answer.” She was admitted to Northeastern State University in September 1969 and graduated May 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She pursued higher education, earning a Master’s in Counseling in May 1988. Ann was employed through Tahlequah Public Schools as an art teacher for six years at Cherokee Elementary School. She retired from counselor of Porter Public School in 1995. Ann was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served from 1953 to her honorable discharge in 1956. Ann was an artist, enjoyed sewing, gardening, and loved animals of all kinds. Intelligent, thoughtful, caring, and wise beyond her years, Ann touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, SMSGT William Cecil Hardman; her son, William Cecil Hardman; her daughter, Cecilia Hardman Scott; her brother, Jackson King; her sisters, Helen McCabe and Beulah Simms; and two grandchildren, Michael Wayne Scott and Marissa Ann Hardman. She is survived by a loving family, her son, David Hardman and Ellen Wakamatsu of Moodys; Carol Bartlett and husband Robert of Norman; Cynthia Hardman; Elizabeth Hardman of Tahlequah; Patricia Hardman of Norman; two very dear and special cousins, Buddy and Carol Mason of Sand Springs; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; a nephew. Friends and other relatives also survive her. Ann loved the Lord and her church. She was a member of Tallahassee Indian Methodist Church in Okmulgee. She would ask for prayers to God in Jesus Christ name for the growth of Tallahassee Indian Methodist Church, and for opportunities to serve. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 918-456-8823.
Published on  June 23, 2015
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