CHARLYANN MORRISTA HARDY
Charlyann Morrista Hardy, one year, eleven months and nineteen days, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 14, 2008, in the emergency room of Keokuk Area Hospital.
She was born July 25, 2006, in Keokuk, IA, the precious daughter of Tim and Virginia “Jenny” Oilar Hardy.
Survivors include her parents of Kahoka; two brothers, Jeffery Hardy of Fairfield, IA and Codi Lowary of Kahoka; two sisters, Elizabeth Lowary of Keokuk and Randi Hardy of Kahoka; grandparents, Shirley Hardy of Warsaw and Laurie Inman of Fresno, CA; great-grandpa, George Oilar of Kahoka; aunts and uncles, Kevin and Tammy Hardy of Warsaw, Mary Ann Holmes of Warsaw, Carol Oilar of Stockton, CA, Marjie and Gerret Ewart of Kahoka, James Oilar of Mt. Pleasant, Trisha Oilar of St. Francisville, and Christy Oilar of Kahoka; as well as many great aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Charles Hardy and Ed Oilar; great grand-parents, Geneva Oilar, Virginia and Curly Inman, Virgil and Daisy Hardy, and Newell Bowers and Maxine Bowers Conelly; also aunts and uncles including Laurie Ann Oilar and Dixie Taylor.
Charlyann was the baby to four older siblings. Her main job was charmer and entertainer. Her favorite characters were Scooby Doo, the Chipmunks and Sponge Bob. She also couldn’t get enough of Dolly Parton’s “Smoky Mountain Christmas”, Nanny McPhee and the George Lopez show, particularly his theme song. Another one of her favorites was the family dog and she loved to give him “Scooby Doo” treats and then would have to eat her own Scooby treat (gummies and graham crackers shaped like the Scooby Doo characters). She also loved to sing “ABC’s”, ” Happy Birthday”,”Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and “Rock-A-Bye Baby” to name a few. Also, “Rockstar” by Nickelback. She was especially close to her sisters and brothers who pretty well let her get away with anything. She wouldn’t leave her sister’s purses alone and carried around her carmex, cell phone, fake tattoos, and pennies, most of which were “borrowed” from one of them. She loved being with her “Codio”, dropping things down the air vent, and jumping on the trampoline.
In her short life she brought more joy and happiness to her family than one could ever imagine. Her chunky cheeks and big smile will be forever in our hearts.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 18, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Terry Massey officiating. Special music was recordings, “Itsy, Bitsy
Spider” and “She’s Remembered”.
Pallbearers were James Oilar, Jeffery Hardy, Kevin Hardy, Jr. and Kevin Hardy, Sr. Burial was in the St. Paul Church Cemetery, Kahoka.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Thursday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials in lieu of flowers were suggested to the family.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.