Neva Mae Hardy, 80, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 4:09 P.M., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
Her funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 202 East Oliver Street, Mansfield, Illinois, with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Martha’s Cupboard Food Pantry, Mansfield, Illinois.
Neva was born September 1, 1937, in Parkersburg, Illinois, a daughter of Conrad Otis & Maggie McCleary Gillespie. She married Robert L. Hardy, on June 3, 1956, in Osman, Illinois. He passed away on April 26, 2007.
She is survived by her sons, Bill (Karen) Hardy of Mansfield, Illinois, and Allen (Kelly) Hardy of Bloomington, Illinois; six grandchildren, Justin (Lauren) Hardy; Allysa Moorefield; Valerie Purdy (Brian); Adam (Kirsten) Hardy; Kinsley Hardy; Karrigan Hardy; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Smith of Naples, Florida, Tom (Susie) Gillespie of Claremont, Illinois, and Sharon (John) Mosser of Arthur, Illinois . Preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Bob, Bill and Gene Gillespie.
Neva enjoyed spending time on Lake Mattoon boating, wintering at the Riveria Resort in DeLand, Florida, and watching NASCAR racing. She was an avid Tony Stewart fan. Neva also enjoyed crocheting.