Anna Ruth Hardisty, the daughter of Harold Eugene Sr. and Ruth Josephine (Miller) Cooley was born March 30, 1928, on a farm near Mt. Etna, Iowa. Anna Ruth entered eternal rest on May 28, 2020, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of ninety-two years.
In her younger years she enjoyed 4-H. Anna Ruth graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1946. She enjoyed reunions with her classmates over the years and attended many Corning Alumni reunions. Anna Ruth received her Normal Training Certificate and taught at Windyville from 1946 to 1947. She was united in marriage to Glenn Louis Hardisty on January 1, 1947, in Atchison, Kansas. Eight children were born to bless this union: Eugene, Linda, Judy, Earl, Irene, Wayne, Joyce, and Lyle.
Anna Ruth was a dedicated farm wife and mother who enjoyed quilting, embroidery, cooking and raising chickens. She also liked to sew and made many clothes for her children. Anna Ruth enjoyed genealogy projects and was involved with Adams County Genealogy. Anna Ruth treasured and loved her many, many grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Anna Ruth was a member of the Farm Bureau, REC, and the Prescott United Church Disciples of Christ. She also was a member of the Harmony Circle Card Club for 59 years. As a 33 year member of the Boots & Bows Square Dance Club, she attended four national conventions.
Left to cherish Anna Ruth’s memory are her children: Eugene (Ambra) Hardisty of Greenfield; Linda (Steve) Page of Prescott; Judy (Bruce) Jones of Creston; Earl (Terri) Hardisty of Sac City; Irene Hardisty of Des Moines; Wayne (Marlene) Hardisty of Corning; Joyce (Wayne) Lee of Corning; Lyle Hardisty of Pearland, Texas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Wilma Peterson of Corning; Wanda (Wayne) Victor of Prescott; Donna Adams of Omaha, Nebraska; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Anna Ruth in death were her husband Glenn; parents: Harold Sr. and Ruth Cooley; step-mothers: Mattie Cummins-Cooley; Bertha Dicks-Cooley; siblings: Ethel May Cooley; Jesse Eugene Cooley; Emma Rose Bowen-Newman; and Harold “Gene” Eugene Cooley Jr.; great-grandchildren: Ricky Page Morehouse and Tilah Page; great-great-grandchild: Paisley Reid; son-in-law: Jim Bishop; daughters-in-law: April Hardisty and Joyce Hardisty; sister-in-law: Mary Lou Cooley-Hechmer; brothers-in-law: Jesse Bowen and George Newman.