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Services Tuesday for Grace Lucile Hardesty

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Grace Lucile Zehner Straight Poffinger Hardesty, age 96 of Valparaiso, passed away on February 21, 2018, in Valparaiso.

She was born on June 28, 1921, in Chicago, IL, to Chandler and Harriet Zehner, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children: Mary Little of Viola, WI, Thomas Straight of Wheatfield, IN; her grandchildren: Mary Ann Post, James Little of Onalaska, WI, Kimberly Straight of Phoenixville, PA, her step-daughters, Barb Sherman of Miller Beach, IN, and Ann and Larry Kast of Concord, MI, along with many great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her brother, John Zehner on September 19, 1999, and by her sister, Charloit Kowalewski.

Grace was a meticulous housekeeper. She loved working in her garden, but her greatest love was her family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 10 a.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, IN. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 26, 2018, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home.

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Posted 2/23/2018




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