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Information for Cecil Ewing Hardinger

18 February, 1908 - 2 April, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Cecil Hardinger

    Cecil E. Hardinger, 82, of Greenleaf, Idaho, died Monday, April 2, 1990, after a short illness while visiting his son, Edwin Hardinger, at Punta Gorda, Fla.  Memorial services will be held Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Greenleaf Friends Church, Greenleaf.  Pastor Don Lamm and Pastor Kenneth Pitts will officiate.
    Mr. Hardinger was born Feb. 18, 1908, at Cumberland, Md., the son of Edwin O. and Annie R. Hardinger.  He attended school and grew to manhood in the Cumberland area.  He attended Catherman's School of Business and Shenendoah Music Conservatory, graduating in the Theory of Music and Piano Tuning.
    He married Esther Mendenhall on Dec. 17, 1948, at Cumberland.  The couple served as a musical duo playing the organ and piano.  Mrs. Hardinger sang as a soloist at evangelistic services at many churches.  Four children were born to this marriage.
    The couple moved to Greenleaf, Idaho, in 1962.  He worked in various occupations, including grounds keeper at Northwest Nazarene College as well as salesman and piano tuner for Norris Music Co. of Caldwell.  He retired from the J.R. Simplot Co. in February 1972.
    He was a member of the Greenleaf Friends Church, which he attended until his health failed.  He was always interested and a strong supporter of Greenleaf Friends Academy, where his four children graduated.
    Survivors include his wife Esther of Greenleaf, two sons and their spouses, Edwin and Barbara of Punta Gorda, Fla., and David and Kaye of Bend, Ore.; one daughter and spouse, Alice and Clark Smith of Coldwater, Kan.; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by one son, Mark, a brother and a sister.
    The family suggests that memorials be made to the Greenleaf Friends Church or to Greenleaf Academy.

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