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Obituary: Jo Ellen Hardin, Columbus

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Jo Ellen Hardin, 64, of Columbus, passed from this life at 10:54 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at her home.

Born in Columbus March 7, 1950, Mrs. Hardin was the daughter of Harry and Lillian Forrest Rothrock. She married Benjamin F. Hardin April 11, 1983.

An avid bowler, she loved to play bingo and crochet. She was a NASCAR, Tony Stewart fan, and she liked football, the Indianapolis Colts was her favorite team.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin F. Hardin; her mother, Lillian Rothrock of Columbus; a sister, Janet (Chad) Wolf of Columbus; a brother, Paul (Paula) Rothrock of Columbus; sons, Scott Weddle of Elizabethtown, Kelly (Vicki) Wright of North Vernon, Greg (Joanna) Wright of Seymour, Kenneth (Kim) Hardin of Chandler, Warren Hardin of Columbus, and Chris (Ann) Hardin of Stoughton, Wisconsin; daughters, Brittney Wright of North Vernon and Deena (Jeramie) McCray of Columbus; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hardin was preceded in death by her father, Harry Rothrock; sisters, Sherry Henderson and Joyce Rothrock; and grandsons, Brian Joseph Weddle and Austin Wayne Weddle.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street  Rev. Robert E. Lay officiating.

Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

In keeping with Mrs. Hardin's wishes, cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society.

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