Mount Vernon News
  • Betty Hard

  • July 30, 2010

WESTERVILLE — Betty Turner Hard of Westerville died Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

Born in Mount Vernon on Dec. 10, 1930, to Paul and Harriett Turner. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School and Baldwin Wallace College with a degree in education. Betty taught four years in Mount 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; son, Wes (Darlene) Hard of Columbus; daughters, Miriam Hard of Asheville, N.C., and Julia (Brian) Condon of Sherborn, Mass.; 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 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State St., Westerville, followed by a reception where family will greet friends. There will also be a visitation with family and friends Saturday from 7 to 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 Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221; or Adult Day Enrichment, P.O. Box 428, New Albany, OH 43054. Private interment will be in Otterbein Cemetery by Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Condolences at



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