Deleva Hardman
October 5, 1927 - March 17, 2013

Deleva Hope Hardman, 85, of Oelwein passed away on Sunday March 17, 2013.  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday March 21, 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein with Rev. Connie Markle officiating.  Visitation will be from 3-7PM on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.  She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

Deleva was born October 5, 1927 in Aurora, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Hattie (Weston) Brown. She grew up in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School in 1945.

On February 2, 1947 she was united in marriage to Joseph Wayne Hardman in Aurora, Iowa. She worked at Transfer and Storage Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a billing clerk, Durfey Store in Aurora, and Iowa and First National Bank in Oelwein, Iowa. She was also a homemaker for several years.

She enjoyed her family, her owl collection, crocheting, and word puzzles.

Those who were thankful for sharing her life are: four sons, Roger (Kim) Hardman of Cabot, AR; Wesley Hardman of De Soto, WI; Donald Hardman of Oelwein; Bob (Teri) Hardman of Knoxville, IA; one daughter, Cynthia (Richard) Noe of Marion, IA; four grandsons Jeff (Mia) Hardman of Marshalltown, IA; Ben Hardman of Cabot, AR; Drake Hardman of Madison, WI; and Ryan Hardman of Knoxville, IA, four granddaughters: Jodi (Mark) Gedler of Des Moines, IA; Christina Hardman & Trent of Des Moines, IA; Deandrea Hardman of Madison, WI; and Aubrey Hardman of Knoxville, IA; and five great-grandchildren: Jaci, Madi, Elise, Parker, and Nate). 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (Wayne) 1994, a brother Leone, daughter-in-law Janice, and granddaughter Jennifer.  

 

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Mary (Hogan) Daniels on March 22, 2013 at 9:46 PM said:

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to your family. I just found out about Deliva's passing. She was a good neighbor and friend of my mothers who passed almost one year ago. My heart goes out ot you all.
Jerry & Sheila Weldon on March 21, 2013 at 7:08 AM said:

With deepest sympathy to the Hardman family. May God give you strength and courage in the upcoming days, weeks, months and lifetime ahead. She will truly be missed, not only by her family but by all who knew her. I am so glad I got to know her even thought it was for such a short while. God Bless.
Val on March 20, 2013 at 1:44 PM said:

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Deleva. I'm thinking of you during this difficult and sad time. Please accept my sincere sympathies.
Carla Reidy on March 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM said:

Cindee--sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know you that you were so good to your mom. Please know that I am thinking of you.
Lisa Thomas on March 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a parent/grandparent is not an easy thing but know she is happier being without sickness. Love ya...
Jeff on March 19, 2013 at 6:42 AM said:

Extending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time.
Krys Moskal Amdurer on March 19, 2013 at 5:57 AM said:

My deepest condolences to the family.
I felt like I knew Mrs. Hardman through her loving and caring daughter, Cindee.
Every conversation had "mom's" updates.
In a way, I feel the loss.
May all of you remember the happy times.
Love,
Krys
Carol K. on March 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM said:

Deleva was a pen pal of mine. The real essence of Deleva was something I acquired over quite a long span of time, through stories I heard second hand from a highly reliable source--her daughter Cindee. From those stories, it is comforting to know that Deleva retained her refreshing sense of humor and common sense view of the world to her last day with us. I may just keep writing to her.
Jamal Watkins on March 18, 2013 at 5:40 PM said:

Please accept the warmest condolences from The Watkins' family. I had the honor of hearing great stories from Cindee and wish the family well during these trying times.

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