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Lydia Mae "Peggy" Hardesty, 88, of Shinnston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (July 12, 2016) at the United Hospital Center after a long battle with an extended illness.
Peggy was born in Monongah, on Jan. 5, 1928, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Moore. She spent 61 beautiful years married to James Stanley "Bub" Hardesty, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2008.
They had one daughter, Carolyn Sue Hardesty Ellis, who survives with her husband, Anthony Ellis.
Also surviving are granddaughters, Melissa Minigh and husband Scott and Antoinette Casto and husband Christopher; and four great-grandchildren, Karlie and Stephen Minigh and Anna and Claire Casto.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Frank Moore; and one sister, Billy Dove Fortney.
Peggy loved all of her grandchildren, and they were an integral part of her life. She attended all of their functions from school plays to high school graduations. While managing the Sunset Ellis Flea Market, she was the main attraction every weekend along with "Mamaw's" famous peanut butter fudge.
She always had a beaming smile on her face that would brighten everyone's day. She lived a long, happy life with family and friends close at hand. Her heart was full of God, and she will be sorely missed by all.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Perine Funeral Home, 1348 S. Pike St., Shinnston. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Arlie Parrish officiating. Entombment will follow at the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in her honor at the funeral home to the West Virginia flood victims.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com.
The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hardesty family.
Published on  July 14, 2016
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