Peggy Ann Hardman, 86, of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully April 30 with family by her side. She was born February 27, 1932 in Burnsville to the late Glen Wiant and Opal (Peg) Marple Wiant. Peggy was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glen Wiant, Jr. and Robert K. Wiant, as well as her grandson Robert O. Hardman, III.
Peggy is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Robert O. Hardman; two sons Robert (Susan) and Richard, both of Jane Lew; three daughters, Debra Hardman Spicer of Fredericksburg, VA; Mary Kay Hunt of Indianapolis, IN; and Pam (Ray) Hepp of Allison Park, PA; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, William Wiant; one sister, Joan Wiant Fields; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Peggy was a graduate of Burnsville High School where she was drum majorette and a cheerleader. She attended Glenville State College where she studied music and was a cheerleader. Not only was she a cheerleader in high school and college, but she was a lifelong cheerleader for her children and grandchildren. Peggy was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, active member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Women and participated in numerous bible studies at the church. She was a past Worthy Matron of Glenville Chapter #90, Order of the Eastern Star and Mother Advisor for Glenville Rainbow for Girls. She was an avid walker and loved playing bridge, reading, sewing, crocheting, and cooking and baking. Peggy’s love and dedication to her family was unparalleled.
The family will receive friends at Bridgeport United Methodist Church on Friday from 10:00 am to noon followed immediately by a funeral service at the church, the Reverend Ken A. Ramsey and Reverend Dr. Dale Waters presiding.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or the Bridgeport United Methodist Church Permanent Fund, 251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.
The Hardman family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Street, Bridgeport. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.