- Verna Leeman Hardison, 90, died April 03, 2017, at an Ellsworth hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Millinocket, October 25, 1926, a daughter of Vern and Eva Leeman.
Verna graduated from Bucksport High School. She was a very gifted athlete playing basketball and softball, and she continued to follow sports throughout her life and was an avid Red Sox fan. Verna loved to have fun and make people laugh; it delighted her to discover a new joke. She had a very competitive spirit. She was an avid cribbage player and horseshoe player and enjoyed dancing and bowling. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and extended family.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen; stepchildren, Mark, Doug, Bev, Thomas and Inky; 18 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; daughter, Barbara; son, Charles Haraden; grandson, Dougie, Jr.
Calling hours will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m., April 7, 2017, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, with a funeral service at 11:00. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Waltham.
Contributions in Verna's memory may be made to the Waltham-Eastbrook Youth Association, 1525 Waltham Road, Ellsworth 04605.
Be thankful for the time that you have had with the people that you love.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  April 6, 2017