Esther Isabell Hardaway

Sept. 14, 1921

July 17, 2012

Esther Isabell Hardaway, 90, of Whitney passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at her residence. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Whitney Memorial Park with Mr. Roger Stewart of Covington Church of Christ officiating. Visitation was held Friday, July 20, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors of Whitney.

Esther was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Weches, Texas, to George and Lizzie (Ingram) Mosely. She married Archie Thomas Hardaway on June 24, 1939, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1971. Also preceding her in death were two daughters, Elouise Cooper and Kathy Anderson; one son, L.C. Hardaway; two brothers, Octer Moseley and Clifford Moseley; and two sisters, Dorothy Roberts and Lillian Kellett.

Esther was a homemaker. She loved sewing, taking care of kids and working outside, especially in the garden. She was a member of Whitney Church of Christ.

Survivors include three children: Don Hardaway, Barbara Stevens and husband, David, and Gary Hardaway and wife, Nancy, all of Whitney; one brother, Eldon Mosely of Waxahachie; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Whitney Church of Christ, P.O. Box 621, Whitney, TX 76692 or Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood Drive, Suite 2, Waco, TX 76710.