Constance Y. “Connie” Hardee

Constance Y. “Connie” Hardee, 89, of Shell Rock, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at home of natural causes.

     She was born April 29, 1931 in Fergus Falls, MN, the daughter of John and Ethel (Hunt) Anderson. 

     Connie married William Hardee on August 9, 1951 in Cedar Falls; he preceded her in death on December 28, 1986.

     She worked at the Stanley Dealer, in housekeeping at the Red Fox Inn and was a homemaker. Connie also fostered over 20 children – 19 boys and one girl.

     Connie was an avid bowler, playing on leagues for over 50 years. She loved gardening and gambling, especially playing cards and BINGO. She had a special trait of making everyone she knew feel like family; they were always welcome. Above all, she treasured her family and friends and was their biggest cheerleader.

     Survived by eight children, Pam McManemy of Shell Rock, William (Marilyn) Hardee of Shell Rock, Rick (Carol) Hardee of Clarksville, Ronald (Patricia) Hardee of Shell Rock, Michael (Melinda) Hardee of Hubbard, Connie (Terry) Newman of Allison, Gary Goodell of Fayette and Kerry Weatherly of Shell Rock; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Dennis Anderson of Waterloo and Thomas (Darlene) Anderson of Oelwein; two sisters, Patricia Kephart of Cedar Rapids and Karen (Larry) Fischels of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

     Preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; daughter, Linda Anne Hughes; and brothers, Donald, Earl, Darwin and Daniel.

     Services: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Crosspoint Church in Waverly

     Visitation: One hour prior to service at the church

Burial: Poyner Township Cemetery at a later date.

     Memorials: may be directed to the family.

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