Marvis E. Hardesty, age 85, of Clifton, KS, died Fri., Feb. 10, 2017 at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde, KS. She was born on June 4, 1931 in Turton, SD to Lester & Corrine (LaBrie) Fortin.
Marvis graduated from high school in Turton, SD in 1949. She married Leland DesCoteaux on Sept. 6, 1949 & he preceded her on Dec. 3, 1979. She later married Keith L. Hardesty on Sept. 7, 1985 & he preceded her on April 22, 2009. She worked as a CMA at Estelle's Care Home in Clifton for several years. She also worked at St. Mary's Convent & Medicalodge. She was a member at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clifton; American Legion #227 Aux., Clifton; VFW #7515 Aux., Clyde; the Red Hat Society & the Sherman Club. Marvis was a very loving mother, grandmother & great grandmother. She loved to play cards, quilting, gardening and was an excellent seamstress.
She is survived by her daughters; Charlene DesCoteaux-Longshore (David), Sedgwick & Sherry DesCoteaux, Salina; step-daughters; Sheila Kiska (Daniel), Gilbert, AZ; Saundra Graman (Roger), Chapel Hill, NC; step-son: Oren Hardesty (Staci), Collinsville, OK; sisters: Clarice Robinson (Steve); Frankfort, SD; Darlene Zens (Jim), Faulkton, SD; & Shirley Sheridan, Redfield, SD; brothers: Maynard Fortin (Joyce), Aberdeen, SD; Ronnie Fortin (PL), Glendale, AZ; Delmar Fortin, Springdale, AR; Keith Fortin (Betty), White Bear Lake, MN; Darwin Fortin (Linda), St. Paul, MN; Donnie Fortin, Redfield, SD & Larry Fortin, Phoenix, AZ; grandsons: Anthony, Jamie, Matthew Adam & Zackary Provost; & Jeremy, Jacob & Joshua Liby; 6 step grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren & 1 step great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; Leland DesCoteaux & Keith Hardesty; her parents; brothers, Arnold, Claire & Lyle Fortin.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde with Fr. Steven Heina officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, St. Joseph, KS. Visitation will be from 1 pm to 5 pm, Tues., Feb. 14, 2017 at Chaput Mortuary, Clyde. A Vigil will be at 6 pm Tues. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clyde. The family suggests memorials to American Legion #227 Auxiliary, Clifton in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.
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