Katherine B. (Lundgren) Legats Hardesty, 97 of New Concord & formerly of Akron and Zanesville died at 4:30am June 4, 2013 at the Beckett House of New Concord following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Akron the daughter of Ery & Daisy Mae Lundgren. Katherine was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church (Disciples) and had retired after 35 years of service with the Ohio Edison Company.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law Caribeth Legats of Zanesville, grandchildren David Legats of Columbus, Mark Legats of Zanesville & Michael (Jenny) Legats of New Concord; Step- Grandsons, Levi, Garrett & Wyatt Brown; two nephews, Ralph (Patricia) Lundgren & Carl (Virginia) Lundgren. She leaves many dear and faithful friends.
Katherine was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband Joseph Hardesty, two sons Gary Legats & Kenneth Legats, and a brother and sister-in-law Carl and Anne Lundgren.
There will be no public visitation or funeral services observed. A graveside service will be held at 3pm, Saturday June 8, 2013 at the Mount Peace Cemetery, 183 Aqueduct Street, Akron, Oh with Pastor Richard Ferris officiating.
In lieu of flowers, select a charity of your choice or if you are in the Zanesville area memorial contributions can be made to the Muskingum County DD / Starlight Programs, where her son served as Superintendent for 34 years and whose students visited her regularly to sing, visit and do crafts. Their visits brought her tears of joy and great pride in the Starlight Programs. If you are in the Akron area, memorial contributions may be made to the Firestone Park Christian Church (Disciples) on Willbeth Road in her memory.
The Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Katherine’s family please visit www.BryanSniderFuneralHome.com.