CIMARRON — Jim Hardesty, 91, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at The Shepherd’s Center in Cimarron. 

He was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Ashland, to Charles Samuel and Edith Fae Roberts Hardesty. He graduated from Meade High School in 1945. 

On April 30, 1948, he married Bonnie Keltner in Meade. They owned and operated Hardesty IGA grocery store in Mullinville before moving in 1971 to Cimarron, where he was part owner of the Cimarron IGA grocery store. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of Cimarron; five children, Shari Perkins of Dodge City, Sandy Unruh of Cimarron, Debbie Lee of Garden City, Dee Ann Moran of Douglass, and Steve Hardesty of Topeka; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack; and a great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cimarron United Methodist Church, with military honors provided. 

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

Memories may be shared in the guest book at Memorials are suggested to Kansas Honor Flight, The Shepherd’s Center, American Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, all in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel, 1901 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801.