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GLENDIVE - Pearl Velma Hardesty, age 85, of Glendive, and formerly of Lewistown and Terry, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Robison Care Center in Glendive.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive, with Lay Pastoral Associate Avis Anderson officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Pearl was born on Feb. 7, 1918, in Terry, the daughter of Michael A. and Catherine (Schekall) Hauk. She attended rural Three Buttes School, Brockway School and graduated from Terry High School with the class of 1935. She attended beauty school in Arizona before returning to Terry, where she owned and operated a beauty shop. Pearl married Keith Ferman Hardesty on April 11, 1940, in Forsyth. In 1950, she and her husband moved to Glendive, where she owned and operated Pearl's Beauty Shop until 1962, when they moved to Billings.

The couple moved to Lewistown in 1965 and made their home there until 1997, when they moved to Glendive, where Pearl resided until the time of her death. Pearl enjoyed sewing, music and dancing. Pearl's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. All children loved Pearl and she loved all children. She will be missed.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband in February of 1998; her parents; and one granddaughter, MaryKay Miske.

Survivors include three daughters, Lois Miske and her husband Charles of Wibaux, Kay Sowell and her husband Norman of Kearney, Mo., and Rosemary Bunting and her husband Bill of Glendive; seven grandchildren, Kara Johnson, Robert Miske and his wife Dara, Michael Bunting and his wife Sheryl, Belinda Stuart and her husband Darin, Rebecca Kaczynski and her husband Joel, Stephen Sowell and his wife Lisa, and Jonathan Sowell; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille McGraw of Glendive, Catherine "Peaches" Feldman of Billings, Karol Rose Willardson and her husband Burl of Terry, and Betty Martinson of Billings; three brothers, Michael Hauk and his wife Marilou of Billings, Harold "Buck" Hauk and his wife Angie of Billings and Donald Hauk and his wife Rae of Stanford; one brother-in-law, Ellsworth Hardesty and his wife Jeddy of Portland, Ore.; 18 nieces and nine nephews.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice, c/o Glendive Medical Center, 202 Prospect Center, Glendive, MT 59330.

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