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
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
The family suggests that memorials be made to the
Greenleaf Friends Church or to Greenleaf Academy.