Ernest Clayton Hardy, 78, Edgerton, KS, passed away at his home on August 16, 2014.

Ernie is survived by his wife, Janice Dye of the home; mother, Wilma Hardy, Cheyenne, WY; brother, Scott Hardy, Bowman, ND; sister, Jody Hardy, Casper,WY, and a blended family of 7 children.

He was preceeded in death by his father, brother, sister, and daughter.

Ernie was a retired U.S. Marine. After he retired he worked as a cook for Alpha Chi sorority at Baker University.

A celebration of life will take place from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Edgerton City Hall Community Center, 404 East Nelson, Edgerton, KS. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Rd., Lenexa, KS, 66215, or the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund, 2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20037. Condolences may be expressed at CremationCenterKC.com