Linville C. Hardin, 94, son of Grover C. Hardin and Iva A. Weber Hardin, was born June 18, 1910, at Cabool. He died April 17, 2005, at Willow Care Health Care.He attended grade school in the Mountain Grove area and was a graduate of Mountain Grove High School.He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield with a math degree and received his master’s degree in vocational agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia.He married Beatrice Ragsdale Dec. 17, 1932. They had two children.Mr. Hardin taught at Dunsmore and Brushy Knob before beginning a 31-year career at the Houston Schools. He began in 1943 as a mathematics instructor and retired in 1974 as the vocational agriculture instructor.Over the years, his vo ag teams won many contests with 25 students winners of the State Farmer degree. He served as president of the Missouri State Teachers Association and was named to the Houston High School educator hall of fame in 2003.He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Houston and was a founder and active member of the Houston Lions Club.He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.Surviving are his wife of Willow Springs; his children, Kelbin Hardin of Kearney and Katricia Barreda of Willow Springs; brothers and sisters, Harold Hardin of Mountain Grove, Nina Garner of Florida, Randell Hardin, Oleta Ramsey and Ura Hardin of Mountain Grove, Velma Veates of Winter Springs, Fla., Vinita Vannier of Galena and Norman Hardin of Bonne Terre; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Services at 2 o’clock today (Thursday) at the United Methodist Church in Houston with the Rev. L.J. Lowe officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. “

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