MARION — George H. Hardey, 77, passed away October 23, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge.He was born April 29, 1935, in Walters, Oklahoma, the son of Grayson and Vivian Cloud Hardey. On August 16, 1953, he was united in marriage to Earline Midgley. He was a retired dispatcher for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was active in the Isis Temple of the Shrine, and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was active in the Florence Community and served several terms as Mayor.He was preceded in death by siblings: Grayson Hardey, Jr.; Barbara Joan Hardey; and John McGee.He is lovingly survived by his wife Earline of Marion; his children: Randy and wife Debbie of Goessel; Reba Ann Mackey of DeSoto; Ronnie and wife Shelli of Marion; Tangie and husband Andy Edwardson of McPherson; and Gina and husband Rick Mounts of Hillsboro; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.All services will be held at Zeiner Funeral Home in Florence with Visitation from 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday and Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2012.Memorial Funds: Advance Lodge #114, AF & AM of Florence or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.