Eva Hardebeck


Eva Janett Hardebeck, 76, of Westport, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at her residence. She was born November 10, 1939, in Lincoln County, Kentucky, the daughter of Jesse L. and Ellen Alice (Heath) Brown.

She was raised in Kentucky and moved to the Westport area in 1954. She was a member of Mount Aerie Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting, flowers and painting.

She married Norman J. Hardebeck February 2, 1957, in Madison. He preceded her in death December 15, 1997. She also married in companionship, Thomas B. Gaines, on March 24, 2000,  in Gallipolis, Ohio, and he survives.

Other survivors include sons, William J. (Julia) Hardebeck of North Vernon and Michael L. (Jenny) Hardebeck of Westport; sister, Shirley (William) Bundren of Indianapolis; grandchildren,  Daniel Hardebeck of Seymour, Andrew Hardebeck of North Vernon, Rebecca Hardebeck of Columbus and Jacklynn Hardebeck of Westport; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, William Vernon Brown and Arnie L. Brown.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home at Westport with Pastor Mike Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Aerie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.bassgasper.com.