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Diana Lynne Hardesty

Diana Lynne Hardesty, age 72, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1949, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to Robert Henry and Caroline Jean Lynn Spencer.

She was a United States Air Force Veteran and a fun-loving individual.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Hardesty; and the father of her son, Richard T. Welsh.

Survivors include her son, Richard Welsh of Denver, Colorado; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George Spencer of Russellville, Arkansas and Robert and Louise Spencer of Dover Arkansas; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jimmy Nunez of Seadrift, Texas; and special friends, Deb and Bud Harris of Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

The funeral service was Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Shinn Chapel with the Rev. Don Stiles officiating and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Burial will be private.

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