Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Dolores Hardy

Dolores J. Hardy, age 91, of Quincy, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 3:39 am in Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Dolores Hardy | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILDolores was born January 31, 1926 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Georgia F. Smith Lambert.

She worked at the Quincy Shoe Factory during World War II making boots for our soldiers. Dolores also worked for Gates Radio before they were bought by Harris. She had also worked at catered parties at the Lincoln-Douglas Building back when it was still a hotel.

She is survived by a son, Eddy (Kathy) Frese, of Lima, IL; two daughters, Linda Crook, of Quincy, and Penny S. Nauert, of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Porter and Andrea (Josh) Bindseil, both of Canton, MO, and Natalie (Matt) Coriell, of St. Louis, MO; seven great-grandchildren, Tristan and Zoe Porter, Skylar and Lily Stolarz, Cooper Bindseil, and Dottie and Colton Coriell; and a special friend and dancing partner, Sonny Bradfield, of Quincy.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Kevin Frese; three sisters, Gertrude L. Gross, Frances Jackson, and Dorothy Six; and a brother, Earl “Buzzy” Lambert, Jr.

Services: 2:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Quincy Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Pastor Brian Stone officiating.

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: there will be no visitation, but friends are invited to the service

Memorials: Friends of Kids with Cancer (friendsofkids.com or 530 Maryville Centre Dr. LL5, St. Louis, MO 63141)


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Dear Hardy Family,
    So many years ago we all played together, yes all the GEERS kids, my mother Mary who lives in the same home called me and told me of your mothers death. God bless your dear mother on her way home now and may you all know, The Geers kids are praying for you too.
    Paul K. Geers and mother, Mary F. McDowell

  2. I worked with Dolores at Canteen a long time ago! She was always a sweet lady with a great disposition. My condolences to your family.

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