Warren L. Hardaway, age 84, died early Saturday morning, October 13, 2012, at Cape Fair, Missouri.
He was born July 16, 1928, at Fowler, Kansas, the son of Walker Jesse “Pete” and Fannie (Marrs) Hardaway. As a young boy he attended the Fowler school system, graduating from Fowler High School in 1947. After his graduation, he attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, on a football and basketball scholarship. In 1948 he joined the United States Navy serving until 1952. After his discharge, he returned to Meade County where he farmed, worked as a mechanic, and later for the Road and Bridge Department for the Mertilla Township. He later began working for Northern Natural Gas Company retiring as a measurement technician.
He was a member of the American Legion, Meade. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending sporting events, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.
On October 17, 1953, he married Dorothy Schield at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Plains, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include:
Two sons, Phillip Hardaway and wife Jami of Meade, Kansas
Jim Hardaway and wife Annette of Augusta, Kansas
Three daughters, Cindy Woodruff and husband Ted of Meade, Kansas
Kathy Linton and husband Daniel of Cape Fair, Missouri
Lisa Melton and Kelly of Meade, Kansas
A brother, Dean Hardaway of Concordia, Kansas
Three sisters, Juanita Hayes of Canon City, Colorado
Euvonne Rounds of Meade, Kansas
Maudessa Linnville of Walkertown, North Carolina
A sister-in-law, Faye Hardaway of Kenawick, Washington
Twelve grandchildren Twenty great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his parent; a brother, Loren Hardaway; and three sisters, Florence Wells, Velma Emberton, and Ruth Flinn.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
The family would welcome memorials to the National Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home.