Ethel M. Hardee (nee Stone), 74, of Elyria Township, passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012 at EMH Healthcare in Elyria. She was born May 27, 1938 in Portsmouth and resided in Elyria most of her life. Mrs. Hardee was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and crafting. She also collected angels and dolls and she especially enjoyed the company of her two dogs, Molly and Little Guy. She is survived by three sons, Joseph C. Hardee of Elyria Twp., Charles K. Hardee (Susan) of Middlefield and James F. Hardee Jr. of Elyria; four grandchildren, Jenna Bennett, Erika, Dana and Joshua Hardee and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James F. Hardee Sr., two sisters, Elizabeth and Kitty and three brothers, Bud, Frank and Tommy. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 1:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:00pm at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd. (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. Rev. Mark Telepak will officiate. Burial will be Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:00am at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041, Elyria, OH 44035.