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Seth Michael Hardy

November 21, 1985 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 34)


Seth Michael Hardy, 34, of Carrier Mills, died on Friday, November 20, 2020.

He was born on November 21, 1985 the son of Clay Hardy and Kim (Jackson) Hardy in Taylorville, IL.  He met Jessica Crackel in Mt. Carmel, Il and they were married on December 15, 2012. They have three children, Liam Robert, Jack Carlson, and Kate Elizabeth.

Seth graduated from Pana Senior High School in 2004 and attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and graduated with a degree in Land Surveying in 2008. He held surveying licenses in many surrounding states. Seth worked at as a surveyor for Chastain and Associates, LLC in Benton. He also worked for Hurst-Rosche Engineers in Marion and Neikirk Engineering in Mt. Carmel.

In his free time, Seth loved spending time with his wife and two boys. They attended Little Chapel Church and the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Seth was also a member of the Great Banquet family. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles and dirt bikes.

Seth will be remembered by his wife, Jessica; sons, Liam and Jack; mother, Kim Hardy of Moweaqua, IL; father, Clay Hardy, of Tower Hill, IL; maternal grandmother Glenda Jackson of Pana, IL; paternal grandparents Charles and Carleen Hardy of Tower Hill, IL; brother, Joshua and Kimberly Hardy of Appleton, WI; nephews, Malcom, Vincent and Winston Hardy of Appleton, WI; uncles, Luke Hardy of Tower Hill, IL, Chad and Carrie Hardy of Moweaqua, IL, and Matt and Dawn Hardy of Tower Hill, IL; Aunt, Jackie (Jackson) and Jim Mrosko of Assumption, IL. He is also survived by his favorite in-laws Kathy and Harold Crackel, Sara and Josh Johnson and nephews Landon and Logan Johnson all of Mt. Carmel IL and lifelong friend Curtis Morrison of Tower Hill IL.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kate Elizabeth Hardy; maternal grandfather, Gary Jackson.

There will be a drive through visitation on Wednesday November 25, 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel (Enter off of Sixth Street). A graveside will follow at 12:30 pm at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, Mt. Carmel.

Please follow all social distancing guidelines when you are attending.     

Memorials in Seth’s memory can be made to the Liam and Jack Hardy Fund. Donations may be made at ANY FirstMid Bank and Trust branch in southern Illinois or at the funeral home website

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Drive Through Visitation
November 25, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Graveside Service
November 25, 2020

12:30 PM
Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

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