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Melody Maurine (Schraeder) Hardwick, 54, of East Enterprise, IN, passed away at 4:15 PM, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, IN. Melody was born in Lawrenceburg, IN on August 29, 1963, a daughter of Creola Diane (Pfeifer) Schraeder, of Rising Sun, IN and the late Richard John Schraeder. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1981. Melody went on to obtain an associates degree in business and accounting. Melody was the wife of Tony Hardwick, who passed away on July 14th, 2015. Melody and Tony were married on March 20th, 1999. Melody and Tony loved to travel. They sold framed exotic butterflies at various trade shows and conventions around the United States. Melody truly had a green thumb and could grow anything. She raised beautiful flowers and plants. Melody also enjoyed reading. Melody's life revolved around her children and grandchildren who were the center of her universe. Melody was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
Melody is survived by her mother, Creola Diane Schraeder, of Rising Sun, IN; by two daughters, Creola Michelle Chase (Michael), of Vevay, IN and Grace Marie Bright, of Rising Sun, IN; by a son, Nathan Dale Hardwick (Brittany), of Mountain Home, ID; by five grandchildren: Sydni, Aylah & Brylea Chase & Lilyan & Alexander Bright; by four sisters, Belinda Diane Schraeder (Mikel Murray), of Rising Sun, IN; Kathryn Louise Ashley (Glenn), of Richmond, TX; Judith Creola Riddell (David), of Rising Sun, IN and Elizabeth Joan McNab (Bill), of Crossville, TN; by a brother, Thomas Wayne Schraeder (Marla), of Greeley, CO and by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A Celebration of Melody's Life will be held from 2-4 PM on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at Rising Sun 1st United Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to the family or Red Wolf Sanctuary. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN is serving the family. marklandfuneralhome.com