April 24, 1927-Oct. 15, 200

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Barbara Jane Swaim Hardesty, 79, Rockville, died Sunday at her residence.

Born in Rockville, she was the daughter of Earl and Nellie (Testing) Swaim.

A graduate of Rockville High School, she was former Raccoon Township trustee, active in the Parke County Community Foundation, the Bridgeton Community and in restoring the Bridgeton Bridge.

She married Gail Hardesty on March 25, 1946 in Southport. He died March 4, 1987.

Surviving are a son, John Hardesty, Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Susannah Hardesty and husband David Herrold, Greencastle, Linda Akin and husband Bill, Fishers, and Bonita Vera and husband Gilbert, West Point; foster son John Brown Jr., Rockville; brother John Swaim and wife Barbara, Orlando, Fla.; sister Janet Defner and husband Norm, Wausau, Wis.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Jennifer Katz and a grandson.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes Mortuary, Rockville, with Rev. John Swaim officiating. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery.

Visitation is 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until service time.