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Norman Hardin


Norman Hardin, 95, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Bonne Terre, passed away Nov. 24, 2021, at Ratliff Care Center.  Norman was born Sep. 3, 1926, in Mountain Grove, to the late Grover Cleveland and Iva Ann (Weber) Hardin.  

He lived in Mountain Grove through his high school years. He attended Flat River Church of God and retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad after 30 years. 

Norman proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, loved hunting mushrooms, blackberries, watching football and in his younger years, playing football.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Rose (Bone) Hardin; two sons, Gale Ray Hardin and Michael Terrance Hardin; and seven siblings. Norman is survived by eight children, Debra (Victor) Jinkerson, John (Leah) Hardin, Ken (Kim) Hardin, Janet (Rick) Skinner, Terry Hardin, Ura Morgan Hardin, Melissa (Tim) Wiles and Randy Hardin; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ura (Patsy) Hardin, of Mountain Grove.

Visitation was held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. The service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Interment followed at St. Joachim Cemetery in Old Cadet. Memorials may be directed to Tunnel to Towers Foundation. https://t2t.org.