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Carol Jean (Hardy) Reinhardt 1927 - 2019
Kyle Jay Kruckenberg

BISON — Carol Jean (Hardy) Reinhardt, 92, Bison, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, Kan.

Mrs. Reinhardt was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Carl Harold and Elizabeth Jeannette (Rothweiler) Hardy. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County, Kan. A 1944 graduate of Bison Rural High School, Bison, Kan., she attended Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan., and was a 1962 graduate of Fort Hays Kansas State College, Hays, Kan. She was a homemaker, farm wife, and business teacher for Otis Rural High School, and Otis-Bison High School, Otis, Kan., for 28 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the UMW, and sang in the church choir, all of Bison, Kan. She was a former member of the Village Club, and Bison State Bank board of directors, both of Bison, Kan.

On Oct. 31, 1949, she married Lowell F. Reinhardt at the United Methodist Church, Bison, Kan. He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1961.

Survivors include, two sons, Don Reinhardt (Jan), Bison, Kan., and Gregg Reinhardt (Maggie), Great Bend, Kan.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Pinkston (Jason), Larned, Kan., and Amy Blackburn (Mitchell), Bison, Kan.; six great-grandchildren, Jaidyn, Grady, Leah, and Keirstin Pinkston, and Lander and Lux Blackburn; and one brother, Don Hardy, Bison, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Francis Hardy.

Memorial service will be Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Bison, Kan., with Pastor Angie Vertz officiating. In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials to the United Methodist Church, Bison, Kan. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Janousek Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 550 

La Crosse, KS  67548

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 8, 2019