Leslie Hardister

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Leslie "Les" Wayne Hardister, 78, of Payson, died July 21, 2001, in Payson. He was born July 19, 1923, in Harrisburg, Mo.

Mr. Hardister was a freight driver. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, the Christian Camping Club, and he was a past member of the Elks.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hardister, of Payson; two daughters, Rebecca English of Glendale, Ariz. and Sylvia Chance of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy Ray of Lawrence, Kan. and Pattie Allen of St Joe, Mo.; two brothers, John Hardister and Orb Hardister of Lawrence, Kan.; one niece, Marty and her husband, Ken Vanderford, of Roosevelt, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Kendra and Karissa Ross of Payson; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Lydia and Colton Ross of Payson.

No services will be held.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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