John Oliver Hardin, 84, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015, at his home.

He was born July 9, 1930, in Liberal, Kansas, to John and Laura Hardin of Lycan, Colorado, who preceded him in death.

In 1950, he married Kathleen M. Browne, his loving and devoted wife.

John served as an elder in the Sedalia Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He volunteered in a Bible education work. He also freely gave of his time and energy in building Kingdom Halls (place of worship) throughout the Missouri and Kansas area.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathleen (Kay); his brother, Ira Hardin; his sons, Tim Hardin, Rick Hardin and Frank Hardin; and daughters, Cynthia Dawson, Pamela Garcia, Rosemary Borrelli and Holly Hardin; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy Fuller and Laurel Robers.

The memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2810 E. Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.