Betty Hardy

Hardy obit

Betty Sue (Curton) Hardy, 68, of China Spring, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial Service: 2PM Monday, May 4, 2015 at China Spring United Methodist Church with Pastor Jane Woodward officiating.

Betty was born on October 7, 1946 in Waco to Jake and Leonta Curton. She worked at South Waco Clinic with Dr. Grady Gordon and Dr. Ed Franklin.

Her parents and two sisters, Bertha Jean Curton and Joan Beckham preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Rex Hardy; her children, Christy Lewis of China Spring, Kim Mathis and her husband Christian of New Market, MD, Richard Hardy of Katy, and Wendy Hardy of China Spring; grandchildren, Jena Roberts, Nolan Lewis, Kalee and McKinley Mathis, Brittany Hardy, Bethany Davis, and Ty Hardy; five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family would like to thank Bluebonnet Hospice & a very special thanks to her nurse Nikki Mann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to China Spring United Methodist Church or China Spring Cemetery Association.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: China Spring United Methodist Church , 262 Illinois; China Spring, TX 76633

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Condolence Messages

  1. Micha Croford Hibbs

    Christy and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was a great woman and she will be dearly missed by so many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. It was an honor to have taken care of the mother of one of my sweetest friends. Thank you for trusting me with her care. Love and prayers.

  3. our hearts are so broken, we loved Betty so so much…we are so sorry…i can’t find the words i wanta say..she was so special to us the whole family is and we love you all …please know we are here in alabama and you are are all in thoughts and prayers and tears are fallin ..Heaven got another sweet Angel..heavens gain ..our day we will meet again.We love you Christy , Kimmy and Rex.. and the family

  4. Shirley Grube

    Dear Rex and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty was always so special to me. She was loving, friendly, and fun-loving also. She was another close
    member of CSUMC, as well as a true Lady Bear Fan. She will always have a special place in my heart!

  5. Betty was a gentle soul and great friend. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.
    Rex no words can express the pain you are feeling but Donna and I care for you and
    will pray for you and the family.

  6. Ty, we are sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing. May she rest with the angels and suffer no more. We are thinking of you bud!

  7. Rex my thoughts an prayers are with you at this time. The thing I remember most about Betty besides being a great person , was she always had a smile on her lips and laughter in her voice.. She will be missed..

  8. Rex, so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time.

  9. Janice Kerr Royle

    Rex and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was such a special lady. She had such an infectious smile and sense of humor. She enjoyed life and set everybody at ease, even in some of the grimmest of times. She will be sorely missed by many. I am so sorry that Stu and I will not be able to attend Betty’s memorial service, due to doctors appointments all day Tuesday, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Karol Cooper Blakey

    Betty and I were childhood friends over 50 years ago. Her sister Joan was a good friend of my sister> We had fun times together many years ago. Eventually I moved to Dallas and we lost touch. I remember her with fondness. Such a fun, cute and lovely little friend for a time> After I moved back to Waco I ran into Betty. I can see her as a young girl in her picture – her big smiling eyes. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I send my deepest sympathy to all her loved ones.

  11. Michele Sparkman

    Rex & family I am so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs & prayers for you.

  12. Linda Lene' Beatty

    Betty was such a sweet person and great friend. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.
    She always had a smile for everyone. There are no words that can express the deep sadness, sorrow and sense of loss that the family is feelings at this time but I pray that time and all those special memories will help to ease your pain.
    My love and prayers to each of you.

  13. Nelda (Sherwood) Elliott ( Darlain's sister)

    To Rex, family, and friends, so sorry for your loss. I understand Betty was a special lady , loving mother and wife, wonderful friend , and a joy to all family members. Prayers for ALL!!

  14. Buddy and Ray Roberts

    Rex and Family:
    We are very sorry to hear about Betty. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Buddy and Ray

  15. Betty Phillips

    I loved her.
    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  16. Nancy Mitchiner Wood

    Rex and Family,
    I just heard from a friend today, July 3rd, that my old Classmate from C.S.Class of 1964 has passed on.She always had a smile for everyone and was so Happy.She will be missed….Her laughter was Wonderful…
    Thinking of you and may she be at peace now. GOD Bless You…Always

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