Charles H. Hards Jr. 1928-2015


Charles H. Hards Jr., 86, Hercu­les, Calif., died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Corinthians Care Home in Rodeo, Calif.

He was born April 12, 1928, on the Potawatomi reservation, the son of Charles H. (Sr.) and Harriet E. Griswold Hards.

Mr. Hards was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a truck driver.

He married Lettie Loraine Mathews on Oct. 18, 1975. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Ethel M. Mock and hus­band Don, Topeka, Cheryl J. Bow­ers, Topeka, and Carol L. DeLong and husband Ed, Berryton; a son, John C. Hards and wife Lori, Overland Park; a sister, Elsie Reed and husband Gerald, Fargo, N.D.; three stepchildren, Robert W. Shirley, Carolyn Williams and Tim Mathews; and several grandchil­dren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hayman.

A celebration of Mr. Hards’ life will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at the Garfield Shelter House in north Topeka. Private inurnment services for immediate family will follow at a later date in Mayetta Cemetery.

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