Russell D. Hardy

June 25, 1951 ‒ March 05, 2020

Cardington, Ohio

Russell D. Hardy, age 68, of Cardington, passed away at his residence Thursday evening, March 5, 2020, following a brief illness.

He was born on June 25, 1951, in Columbus, OH, to the late Leonard and Francis (Anderson) Hardy.

On June 6, 1980, Russell married the love of his life, Rosalie Cole.

Russell was a roofer for many years. He built countertops with Randy’s Countertops and after many years of service he retired.

With a love for the great outdoors, Russell enjoyed hunting and especially fishing. He enjoyed bon fires and spending time with his family. A need for speed, Russell also loved riding his Harley Davidson. Away from home Russell liked to visit the Racino and Hollywood Casino where he’d try his luck to beat the house. Russell was always a joker and truly shared his love for his wife, kids, and grandkids.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Rose; children: Mandy (Doug) Turpen of Fredericktown, April Hardy of Cardington, and Renee (Jerad) Reynolds Delaware; grandchildren: Meriah, Kylie, Skyler, Devin, Logan, Colton, and Austin; great grandchild, Raylynn with one on the way; siblings: Floyd Hardy, Jean Rogers, Richard Hardy, Carol Townsend, Linda Hardy, John Hardy, Joyce Turner, Judy Williams, and Mike Hardy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Russel was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard and Francis; and a sister, Joann Simms.

His family will greet friends from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A celebration of his life will follow at 3 PM with Pastor Robb Morgan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Russell’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Russell’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Doug, Mandy and family,

    You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Jarod and Renee… sorry for your loss….light and love to you at this very difficult time….with love. Phyllis

  • Rose, Renee, Mandy, and April….you have our deepest sympathy ….so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for all of you through this difficult time. ❤️

  • Renee,

    So sorry for your loss. The women of Central Ohio Women’s Emmaus Wall # 128 and the Central Ohio Emmaus Community are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel the comfort and peace of Christ in this sorrowful time.

  • Rose & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.