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Francalene Hardin



Funeral services for Francalene Hardin, 79, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Elijah Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Hardin passed away at 12:35 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at NHC Healthcare.


She was born October 7, 1938, at Elijah, Missouri, to Arvel and Jewell Tackitt.  On July 10, 1955, she was married at Sawyer, Michigan, to John Joseph Hardin, who preceded her in death on August 3, 2014.  Francie was a homemaker and enjoyed crafting, growing roses and loved her family and grandchildren.  Mrs. Hardin was a member of the Church of Christ.


She is survived by four children,  Myra Sasseen and husband, Bobby, Sandy Hardin, Karen Hardin and Scott Hardin; five grandchildren, Shyla Simpson, Kashia Zumwalt and husband, John, Robby Hardin and wife, Jamie, Brittany Petersand Chelsea See and husband, Eric; nine great-grandchildren, Willy Simpson, Maddie Simpson, Briggs Hardin, Bodie Hardin, Sam Zumwalt, Henry Zumwalt, Tyler Peters, Gabe Peters and Landon See; two brothers, Hollis Tackitt and wife, Nancy and Marcus Tackitt; two sisters, Carol Richardson and Vernetta Collins; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Tackitt; and many nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, one grandchild, Carissa “Coot” Bennett, one brother, Marvin Tackitt and one brother-in-law, Loren Collins, precede her in death.


Mrs. Hardin will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elijah Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Elijah Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at