Anderson - An Indiana woman who will turn 100 years old this month has received her school diploma more than eight decades after she originally was supposed to graduate.
Lora Lois LeMond White Hardy needed just four credits to earn her diploma from Anderson High School in 1933 when she was forced to quit school to support her family. She finally received that certificate Tuesday at the Anderson Community Schools board of trustees meeting.
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The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports that Hardy left school at the height of the Great Depression and headed to work at General Motors. She worked on the assembly line for more than 40 years before retiring in 1976.
Hardy will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 28.