Rebecca (Becky) Lynn Hardway, 67, of Camargo, passed into heaven on Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home.
Services have been scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Victory Church of Camargo. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Joines Funeral Home (Villa Grove) is assisting the family with arrangements.
Becky was born on June 28, 1953 to Robert and Iris (Huffman) McComas of Casey. She married her college sweetheart, James Hardway on June 2, 1973. The couple raised two children, Kari and Brandon.
After graduating from Lakeland college, Becky began the career that she loved as a teacher at Head Start in Marshall, Illinois. After starting her family, Becky became a teacher’s aide at Villa Grove. For 25 years, she taught and loved many children before retiring to continue serving others. She loved her time as Sunday school director and VBS leader at Victory Church. Becky stayed active in her community and church and was instrumental in starting several programs which continue to aid families throughout the area.
Becky enjoyed reading and traveling with her husband, Jim. She loved attending her grandson’s events and cheering them through life.
Becky is survived by her husband, Jim of Camargo, her two children, Kari Beesley of Villa Grove, and Brandon Hardway of Champaign; two grandsons, Reece and Beau Beesley of Villa Grove; her mother, Iris McComas, of Casey; a sister, Teresa (Mike) Black, of Villa Grove; a brother, Loyd (Brenda) McComas, of Casey; many nieces and nephews and friends that she called family.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert (Bob) McComas, of Casey.
In lieu of flowers, please donate a school supply at the services or memorials may also be made to the Back to School Project or Operation Gift at the Villa Grove State Bank.
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