Robert F. Hardman, 71, of Tanner, West Virginia, died April 13th at the home of his daughter in Vienna following a long illness.

Born October 23, 1931 in Gilmer County, he was a son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Hersman Hardman. He was U.S. Navy veteran and was a former merchant in Tanner, having owned and operated Hardman's Store for 10 years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Tanner.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Frymier Hardman; two daughters, Beth McMilleon of Vienna, WV and Tami ann Hardman of Mineral Wells, WV; two sons, Robert E. Hardman of Tanner and eric V. Hardman of Rockport, WV; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, WV, with rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery at Tanner. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.