Mrs. Ethel Louise Black Schmitt Hardy

06/21/1949 - 05/30/2021


Mrs. Ethel Louise Black Schmitt Hardy, age 71, of South Hill, died on Sunday May 30, 2021 in her home. She was the retired manager of the South Hill Family Dollar and had a love for little league baseball, crafts, game shows, reading and above all she loved her family. She was the widow of Anthony Schmitt and Fred Hardy. Mrs. Hardy is survived by her four sons: Karl Schmitt (Lisa), Donald Schmitt (Pam), Doug Schmitt and Jimmy Schmitt all of South Hill; her two stepsons: Paul Hardy (Megan) of Virginia Beach and Fred Hardy, Jr. of Swanzey, NH; her step-daughter, Deb Bourgoine (David) of Peterborough, NH; nineteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandkids; her two sisters: Ruth Berger (Denny) and Mary Ely (Chester) both of Waynesboro, PA; her brother, Keith Black (Carolyn) of Arendtsville, PA and her many loving nephews and nieces. Mrs. Hardy was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Martha Black. Services will be private. Online condolences may be sent through our webpage, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hardy family.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss.It is so hard to go through but family and friends will be your support. God has her now so she is walking and running remember God is good.

  2. Just want to extend the deepest condolences to everyone. Ethel was a friendly face for many years and I loved our talks. My world was a better place for having the privilege of knowing her. May you find peace in knowing she touched so many lives.

  3. My best friend ever.

    I have so many memories of Ethel and her family. My best friend throughout school. She was so full of life and so much fun. Even when we didn’t see each other, we had such a wonderful connection, she is now pain free and I’m thankful for that. Sending prayers and hugs to her dear family. Her goodness will live with us forever.



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