John W. Hardin

Canton – John W. Hardin, 29, of Canton, passed away at 7:46 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Canton, IL. He was born on September 19, 1988 in Pekin to John Hardin and Connie Day.

Surviving are his mother, Connie (Rob) Brown of Canton; father, John (Connie) Hardin of Canton; daughter, Allana Hardin of Canton; sister, Hanna Hardin of Canton; paternal grandparents Gene and Phebe Hardin of Canton; step-sister, Hillary (Sean) Kelly of Petersburg; step-brother, Garrett Carruthers of Canton.

John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul and Joann Day.

John worked for Keystone Steel & Wire in Bartonville, IL. He loved to read and had a passion for swords and video gaming.

John served in the Army National Guard for six years and was deployed to Egypt.

Private graveside services and burial will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremations rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made out to Canton D.A.R.E. Program, attention Erin Slack – Treasurer, 2 N Main St., Canton, IL 61520. To make online condolences you may go to

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24 Responses to John W. Hardin

  1. Jane and Kim Freitag says:

    John and family I am so sorry to hear this. We will keep you in our prayers and pray for peace within. Let the good memories keep you going.

  2. Cecilia Williams says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family Toad and Cecilia

  3. Heather and Shane Kumer says:

    Gene and Phoebe, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers . We will be thinking of you in this difference time . Johnny was a great kid and was loved by many . Hugs and prays to all

  4. Steve & Ellen Milleson says:

    John & Connie,
    Our deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort for your family

  5. Steve & Ellen Milleson says:

    John & Connie,
    Our deepest sympathy. Prayers of comfort for your family.

  6. Donna Eve says:

    So sorry Gene, Phebe,John and family! Johnnie was a great guy! You are all in my prayers!

  7. Julie (Bohler) Bickle says:

    Connie and Rob, my heart is absolutely breaking for you. Prayers for peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

  8. Sue Lock says:

    So sorry to hear of Johnnie’s passing. Nothing is worse than losing a child. Memories and time will help you through this, along with support and hugs from family and friends. It will get easier but never be the same. Keeping you and Connie and Phoebe and Gene in my prayers. Hugs

  9. Cathy Shaw says:

    Connie and family. My deepest sympathies in the loss of John. Everyone who met John knew that he was a wonderful person with a big heart. There are no words to express the pain of such a tragedy. If you want to talk or get away, I am here. May you find comfort in the memories of good times and John’s proud accomplishments.

  10. Dixie (Settles) List says:

    Hanna, I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. Prayers are being sent. I always liked John and he was one of my kids as you are, also. Phebe, I don’t know you, but I was friends of your sister, Pat. I know how hard it is to lose a son. God be with you in your sorrow.

  11. Jan and Debbie Motsinger says:

    John and Connie,

    Jan and I are so sorry for your lose. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Paige Edwards says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. John was such a good kid, and I loved that he and Kashmir were friends for so long. Later, anytime I ran into John out and about, he always stopped to talk to me for a minute. He will be missed. 🙁

  13. Jan and Deborah Motsinger says:

    John and family,
    We are sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts.

  14. Brenda Rose says:

    John and Connie, Darren and I just heartsick about John’s passing. W
    e know how much you loved him, by the way you talked about him. This is a heartache that will be there forever, because you will always miss him. My prayer is that Jesus will carry you through this painful time. That through the tears and pain, you will be able to think of the good times. That you will be able to cherish those times, and keep them in your hearts. Death can’t steal our memories, hold on to those. I know there are no words to easy your pain, so I’ll close with WE LOVE YOU!! Darren & Brenda Rose

  15. Pauline luft says:

    John, you and your family have my deepest sympathy for your unimaginable loss of your son. God be with your family. Pauline Luft

  16. Amy Fikri says:

    John & Connie ~
    My deepest sympathy. My heart breaks for you….continued prayers for strength & comfort for all of your family.

  17. Elizabeth Haines says:

    John and Connie, and family, Our Sincerest sympathy and condolences to you and yours, We are so very sorry for your loss of John, such a good hearted, sweet spirited and funny kid, I can’t imagine what you are going through, We’re very deeply sad, and heartbroken 💔💙 RIP John W. Hardin, fly high Buddy, you will truly be missed 😭

  18. Kay Drushanw says:

    My heart goes out to you you are in my thoughts and prayers

  19. Angie Huntemann says:

    Connie & John, we are keeping all of you in our prayers. Our heart is aching for you all. May you find comfort knowing that you are in the prayers of many and may you find strength in your memories. – Keith and Angie

  20. Gail Sprecher says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, please know you and your family are in my thoughts.

  21. Darren&Sandra Clendenny says:

    To dad John (and Connie), mom Connie (and Rob), and sister Hanna, our heart felt sympathy goes out to your entire family. No words can tell how sad we are for your loss, or sorrow that you all must be going through. We always knew your family, and grew up going to school together. The short time that I worked with John Jr. at Keystone I found him to be a kind and thoughtful person. We know he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. You are all in our in our continued thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Darren & Sandra.

  22. Marianne Brown says:

    Dear Phebe and Gene and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carl and Marianne

  23. Tia Bitner says:

    I went to school with John my entire life! I’m vary sadden to hear of his passing! Hoping good memories fill your hearts! Sending my sincere condolences to your family! keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers !!

  24. Neil Armstrong says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. John was one of my soldiers when he was with C 2/123 FA. John’s unique perspective was a welcome relief. His input did not go unnoticed. Many memories will carry on with me. Rest easy, young warrior. Until Valhalla.

    Neil Armstrong

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