Brian Hardesty

January 9, 2021

Brian Hardesty, 73, of Frankfort, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Aperion Care Peru in Peru, Ind.  He was born on August 10, 1948 in Frankfort to the late Bergen F. and Thelma (Downey) Hardesty.  He Married Denise R. Benson in 1985 and they later divorced.

Brian was a 1966 graduate of Frankfort High School and graduated from Carpentry School.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a carpenter turned jeweler and worked for Ellis Jewelers for 26 years, retiring in 2015.

Visitation and Services

In accordance with Mr. Hardesty’s wishes, no services are planned.

Survived by:

Son: Dylan Hardesty of St. Louis, MO, Brother: Eric (Bernie) Hardesty of Kansas City, MO, and Sister: Janice Flower of Michigan.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Brian Hardesty”

  1. Carolyn Ellis January 14, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Jim & I knew the family well & took several trips with Brian’s parents. Brian was a very good jeweler & we hated to see him leave. Prayers to the family.

  2. Nancy Williams January 14, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Brian. Prayers of healing for the family.

  3. Susan E. Davis January 15, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Dylan and Denise. I’m sorry for your loss. Brian and I graduated from high school together. I remember him as a quiet young man. He was a very talented artist.

  4. Rise Compton January 15, 2021 at 11:15 am

    The FSHS Class of 1966 is saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and classmate Brian. We extend our prayers and sympathies to his family.

  5. Beth Keeney January 15, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    So sorry about the passing of Brian. I saw him each day walking back and forth to work at Ellis’s. He was quiet, but always said hello. I know he worked on my jewelry and watches. Find comfort in your good memories.

  6. Linda Lamberson October 11, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I have fond memories of Brian. So sad to read of his passing.

  7. Candy Seibert September 15, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Brian was my first love. He takes a piece of my heart with him. Candy

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