Shirley Marie (Novaria) Hardman Thursday, August 10, 1933 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Shirley Marie (Novaria) Hardman, age 83, of Howard, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on April 23, 2017. She had been cared for prior to death at Morrison House in Zanesville, Ohio. Shirley was born on August 10, 1933 in Zanesville, Ohio, where she grew up. She married the love of her life, Leonard Rolland Hardman, on December 24, 1949. The couple lived in Zanesville, Norwalk, and Salem, Ohio while they raised their five children; Richard, Beverly, Thomas, Douglas, and Holly. In addition, Murray Bondman was their beloved foster son. Leonard coached basketball in all of these locations for a total of 35 years. They retired in Apple Valley in Howard, Ohio, and were active and devoted members of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Shirley was a loyal and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was an amazing “Nannie” to her 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Shirley loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. Shirley was known for her great sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Shirley is survived by her spouse, Leonard Hardman; children, Richard and Laura Hardman (Howard, OH), Patrick and Beverly McCarty (Lancaster, PA), Thomas and Karen Hardman (Zanesville, OH), Douglas and Minta Hardman (Winchester, VA), and Bryan and Holly McPhillen (Coshocton, OH); siblings, Lawrence "Chief" Novaria (Zanesville, OH), Harold "Cal" and Mary Pritchard (Zanesville, OH), Victor Duff (Zanesville, OH), and Daniel and Becky Pritchard (Indianapolis, IN). Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth (step father) and Goldie Pritchard and Albert Novaria; siblings, Esther Seckman, Thelma Novaria, Kenneth Pritchard, Nina Duff, and Diane Gillogly. In lieu of flowers, Shirley has requested that memorial contributions be made to GO Ministries (missionary Lenae Gabriel, granddaughter), 11501 Plantside Drive, Suite 14, Louisville, KY, or to Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Rd, Mt. Vernon, OH, 43050. Family and friends will gather at the SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 W. MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE, OH, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 for visitation from 6 to 8PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held at North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville, OH, on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11AM. A fellowship meal will follow the service. To send a note of condolence to the family visit, like us on facebook, or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.

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So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I will always remember her as such a sweet person and a loving grandmother. My thoughts are with the whole family, sending love to you all.

Coach Hardman:

Very sorry to hear about Mrs. Hardman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.


May you feel the loving arms of our Almighty God as He gives you peace and comfort during your loss. We lift all of you up in our prayers.

Coach Hardman,

Was very sorry to hear about Mrs. Hardman (Babe). My schedule does not permit me to travel down to Zanesville to express my condolences in person. Both you and your wife played very positive rolls in my life during my high school years. Basketball, class room, and opening your home have served as examples of the way I have approached my career.  Thank you.

Dear Coach Hardman.....I extend to you my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow and loss.....prayers for you and your family

Alan Leasure

Maysville High School Class of 1965

Tom & Karen and the Hardman family , sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Prayers for comfort & peace in this difficult time

Thank you to the family for allowing all of us at Hospice to help care for Shirley.  I do hope that we brought her some measure of comfort and peace.  I pray that God will bring to each of you his grace and mercy.  May his presence be a source of comfort and peace in all ways.

Tim Patton, Chaplain,  Genesis Hospice


Rick and the Hardman Family,

So sorry to read about Shirley today.  I remember your time on Ohio Street.  Thinking of you.


So sorry for your loss Tom, our thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

Your Dutro Family.

Sending love and prayers to all from Virginia.  With deepest sympathy, Steve and Laura Saville (& Siaura)

So sorry for your loss.

Prayers for God to give you all peace and comfort.

Tom we are so sorry for the loss of your mother.  Prayers 



My deepest sympathies to the Hardman/Pritchard family in the loss of Shirley. I have great memories of her and "Moose" growing up. What a wonderful couple......