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Barbara Jane (Steele) Hardesty

January 23, 1932 ~ October 28, 2019 (age 87)

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Barbara Hardesty, 87, of Beaufort, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Carteret Health Care of Morehead City.

The Memorial Service scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2019 has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


Barbara was born and raised in Asheville, NC along with her three sisters. At eighteen she moved to Washington D.C. where she met and married her husband Julian. After vacationing on Salter Path for many years, she chose to move to Beaufort thirty years ago so she could enjoy the mild weather and simpler life. Through the years she enjoyed making Santas out of starfish, watching movies, and became a jigsaw puzzle “master”. She was a selfless, kind and generous woman with a big love for animals; and she was the sweetest mom anyone could ask for.

She is survived by her three daughters, Julie Hardesty of Beaufort; Paula Greer of Marriottsville, MD; Sandra Taylor of Harlow; five grandchildren; two sisters, Charlotte Silva of Las Vegas, NV; and Margaret Kirby of Asehville, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Hardesty; son, Steven Hardesty; and sister, Caroline Sokolo.

Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org

Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

To send flowers to Barbara's family, please visit our floral section.


Funeral Service
November 4, 2019

11:00 AM
Bridgeway Church
100 Lockhart Dr.
Beaufort, NC 28516

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