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Norma J. “Jeannie” Hardy, 80, of Kewanee, died at 8:32 pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. Norma was born on December 1, 1936 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Norman and Helen (Strum) Wager. She graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1954. She was employed as a nanny and worked at Empire Clothing and Super 8.

Norma married Robert W. “Bob” Hardy on April 20, 1958 in Kewanee, IL. He survives along with three daughters, Donna (Darin) Kistler, Lafayette, IL, Connie (Doc) Hardy, Tulsa, OK, and Robin (Larry) Hampton, Kewanee, IL; son, Mark Hardy, Lakewood, CA; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Wager, Larry Wager, Jim Wager; two sisters, Ruth Boelens, Atkinson, IL, and Mary Ann Zapisek, Kewanee, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Brian Hardy in 1988 and a great-grandson, Konnor Jones.

Norma enjoyed crocheting, word search books, being outdoors, especially camping and sitting on the front porch swing. Norma loved to spend time with her family.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Reverend William R. Toliver will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s. Online condolences may be left for Norma’s family at

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