Betty Hard

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July 28, 2010

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Sunday, August 1, 2010 1:30 PM Church of the Messiah United Methodist


Betty Turner Hard of Westerville died on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio on December 10, 1930 to Paul and Harriett Turner. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and Baldwin Wallace College with a degree in Education. Betty taught four years in Mt. Vernon until her marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Hard in August 1956. She moved with Larry, a United Methodist pastor, to serve churches at Edon, Lancaster Sixth Avenue, Lima Shawnee, Westerville

Church of the Messiah and Christ Church in Kettering before retiring in Westerville. She is survived by her husband, Larry; sons Wes (Darlene) Hard of Columbus; daughters, Miriam Hard of Asheville, NC and Julia (Brian) Condon of Sherborn, MA; grandchildren, Ryan, Eric, Susan, Katey, Jack, Cayla and Cole;

great-grandson, Nathaniel; sister, Joyce (Don) Morrison; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Norm) Quick; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Harry Turner. She is remembered as a kind, gentle and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. A service of celebration of Betty’s life will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State Street, Westerville followed by a reception where family will greet friends. There will also be a visitation with family and friends Saturday 7-9 p.m. in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Church of the Messiah, the Alzheimer’s Assn., 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221 or Adult Day Enrichment, P.O. Box 428, New Albany, OH 43054. Private interment, Otterbein Cemetery by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, OH.

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Kenneth L. Carpenter - Apr 14, 2014

I am so sorry I will not be able to attend the viewing or the Funeral Service due to health problems. I was a fellow student with Larry at the Linworth Grade School and Worthington High School. I will always remember him as a very quiet easy going person – I was very surprised to see that he became A Great Minister – he was no longer Quiet! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours – we know he will be missed by MANY! We are sure he will be holding your hands through all of this. So Sorry for your loss. Betty and Ken.

Sharon Heintz - Aug 9, 2010

Dearest Larry, Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious Betty. She was a very special woman and a wonderful role model for all of us who are wives, mothers, and grandmothers. Our love and prayers are with you. May your beautiful memories of your life together bring you both comfort and strength. With love, Sharon and Bob Heintz Christ United Methodist Church

Mike & Joan Laiman - Aug 4, 2010

Our deepest condolences. We pray for you and your family on your loss. Betty was a lovely woman and we know she will be missed. Peace and grace be with you.

Linda Troutman - Aug 3, 2010

Dear Rev Hard,
How saddened we are to hear of sweet Betty’s passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers and in your ‘church family’s). May God’s peace that passes understanding comfort you through this difficult time.
In His love,
Linda and Aaron (Watson) Troutman

William A & Catherine Clark - Aug 1, 2010

Larry and Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Betty’s death. We remember her kind and gracious manner in the Dayton years Larry, when you served Christ Church admirably, generously, and splendidly. We are thinking of her and of you in this difficult time.

Kathleen Kisner - Aug 1, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s death. She was a wonderful woman who took on the ministry of pastor’s wife with grace, love and support. She was very welcoming to Craig and helped him find his way in his new role.
Betty lived out I Corinthians 13. She was love personafied. I know that her disease has robbed you of her one piece at a time. I also know there is comfort in knowing that she is whole and with Christ. However, please also know that my heart aches for you and your family. We have truly lost one of God’s saints. I wish I could be with you today, but you and your family will remain in my prayers.

Susan Huggins - Jul 31, 2010

Dear Larry and Family — The Nellie Ransom family members were saddened by the passing of such a beautiful lady. There is a sweet spirit winging its way to Heaven. So sorry we can’t be there with you today or tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, and we share in your loss. Betty (Ransom) Nash was always so proud to have Betty Turner named after her. Your Betty will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Molly (Fletcher) Schouten and Family, Ned Fletcher and Family, Dave Nash and Family, and Susan (Nash)Huggins and family

Don Baker - Jul 31, 2010

Larry and family, so sorry to hear about Betty. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My Mom, Shirley Baker, had a special place in her heart for both Betty…

Judy (Hard) Hug - Jul 31, 2010

Warmest condolences to Larry, Wesley and the girls and their families, and all of the family and friends touched by Betty’s love. As our family gathers to celebrate the joy of a nephew’s marriage this weekend, know that all of the Ed and June Hard clan are thinking of your family with sympathy.

Susan Koubek-Janes - Jul 31, 2010

Dear Larry, I was so very sad to read of Betty’s passing in our paper today. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family.
Suzie and Bob Janes

Sue Thomas - Jul 30, 2010

Dear Larry, Wes,Miram & Julie, was so sorry to read about the passing of Betty, She was truely one Of church of the Messiah’s Best “FIRST” Ladys If I may call her that. she was so kind and caring I missed her when you had to leave but was so HAPPY when you made Messiah your home church after your retirement. I loved visiting with her at church and a round Westerville when I see her out at Hoff woods for her walk. I know her walk in this life is over but her walk in Heaven has just begun, May God’s love be with you all now and always, much love, Sue Chamblin Thomas and my husband Jim

Carol Chatfield - Jul 30, 2010

Dear Larry,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Betty! Such a beautiful marriage the two of you had! To have loved and to have been loved is such a treasure. May you keep that treasure in your heart always!
Love and sympathy to you,

Vicky Korosei - Jul 30, 2010

Rev. Larry – So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Paul and Jan Atkinson - Jul 29, 2010

We are so very sorry to hear about Betty’s death! She was a gentle, kind, loving friend. I appreciated so much when Betty was my substitute for my 4th grade class at Prass. I could always count on her to do her best to carry out my plans. I felt Betty was one of my very good friends at Christ Methodist. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Lovingly, Paul and Jan Atkinson

Lynne Hileman Leibrand - Jul 29, 2010

I am so very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Rev. Hard you are always a gracious and kind and so was Betty. You helped me when you were at the Church of the Messiah.
Miriam my love prayers go with you during this difficult time. I understand what you are going through as my mom passed on the 28th also.
Our whole family (The Hileman’s) are keeping you in our thought and prayers as we take this journey with you.
Peace and love to you all.

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