Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000


Mary Viola Hardin

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Published: February 14, 2018

Mary Viola Hardin, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Circle of Life in Springdale. She was born on February 26, 1933, in Elkins, Arkansas, to Joseph and Ida Frazier Taylor. She is preceded in death by her five brothers; her four sisters; and her favorite son-in-law, Dennis Ahart.

Mary was known to be a great cook, she could outdo any fisherman, and she loved to travel. Her heart was most happy when she was spending time with her family and her many grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Joe Gerald Hardin; her children, Marilyn Ahart of Springdale, Michael Hardin of Lincoln, and Arnold Hardin and wife Christine of Springdale; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Hardin of Fayetteville; her sister, Katie Morgan and husband Leon of Elkins; her five grandchildren, Misti Hull and husband Jason of Lowell, Candi Harvey and husband John of Fayetteville, Aaron Hardin and wife Danika of Rogers, Michelle Evans of Huntsville, and Amber Wilkinson and husband Jacob of Grapevine, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. officiated by Brother Paul Payne at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Interment will follow immediately at Tuttle Cemetery in Elkins. To sign the online guest book visit www.nelsonberna.com.