Vivian Jewel Harmon

June 18, 1926 - April 3, 2017
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Vivian Jewel Harmon, 90 years young, of Dover (1926 – 2017), passed away very peacefully Monday April 3, 2017 at the Community Hospice Truman House.  Being redeemed, Vivian joyfully joined her Heavenly Father and now is celebrating a new life that knows no pain, no suffering and no tears.

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Vivian Jewel Harmon, 90 years young, of Dover (1926 – 2017), passed away very peacefully Monday April 3, 2017 at the Community Hospice Truman House.  Being redeemed, Vivian joyfully joined her Heavenly Father and now is celebrating a new life that knows no pain, no suffering and no tears.

Born June 18, 1926 in Drew County, Arkansas she graduated from Drew County High School in 1944 where she played on the women’s basketball team that advanced to the state tournament. Vivian then attended Business College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Vivian, and her adoring husband Russel E. Harmon, spent a passionate 15 years as volunteers for the Dover Senior Center where they were honored as Volunteers of the Year in 2006 and as a result were invited to a special volunteer recognition luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion.  Russell and Vivian spent 10 years as resident managers at Franklin Terrace Apartments in Strasburg and were volunteer ushers for 8 years for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra at Dover High School.  Vivian also served in the Mothers of Twins organization, various Dover PTA’s and was a sales leading Avon representative for 17 years.  Vivian and Russell are 65+ year members of the Dover Alliance Church where they volunteered for numerous activities.

Vivian is survived by her husband of 71 years, Russell E. Harmon of Dover whom she married July 6, 1945, five children, Arno (Jayne) Harmon Lewis Center, Ohio, Beth (Glen) Bleininger, Dover, triplets Dan (Kay) Harmon, Dover, Van (Sheila) Harmon, Dover, Zan (Linda) Harmon, Painesville, Ohio; , 12 grandchildren (Jon Harmon, Kimberly Eisenman , Michelle Beaber, Brian Bleininger, Desire’ Harmon Wright, Shaunta Harmon Ford, Jordan Harmon, Jeremy Harmon, Chris Harmon, Amanda Atherton, Alex Harmon, Abigail Harmon and 2 step-grandsons Jim Ross and Terry Lee Ross ) and 15 great-grandchildren as well as 6 step great-grandchildren. She would say, “Whew!  What a crew!”  Also, Vivian is survived by one sister Nancy Evon (Ted) Fox.

Vivian is preceded in death by her parents, Weaver Woodson and Mary Adell (Kellum) Arnold, brother, Harold Arnold, sisters, Isabelle Heath, Fern Brawley, Ellen Janet Curtis, half-brother, Curtis William and half-sisters Marguarite Holman and Bernice Brown.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4 PM until 8 PM at Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A Life Celebration Service will be held at Dover Alliance Church in Dover on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11 AM with interment at Ridgecrest Memorial Gardens. Friends are requested to join in a fellowship luncheon at church following graveside services.  Those unable to attend, or who would like to share fond memories of Vivian, may do so at www.geibcares.com.

In lieu of flowers you may designate memorial contributions made in the name of Vivian Harmon to the Dover Alliance Church, 228 East Third Street, Dover, OH 44622 or Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Dover Alliance Church

Address:

228 E 3rd Street, DOVER, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd Nw, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Dover Alliance Church

Address:

228 E 3rd Street, DOVER, OH, 44622

A fellowship luncheon will follow graveside services at the church.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Dover Alliance Church

Phone: (330) 364-3113

228 East Third Street
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: June 18, 1926
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Condolences for Vivian Harmon

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Kamban Family posted on 4/6/17

So sorry for your loss. She had such a good sense of humor and an honorable faith. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. -The Kamban's

 

Rhonda Glidden posted on 4/5/17

Vivian was a very special lady and will be missed by many. She always had a smile, hug and word of encouragement whenever I saw her. She was truly a lady of God and had a servant's heart. I count it a privilege and a blessing to have known her and see her live out her faith in God! May God comfort you all in this time of grief.

 

Carol Baker Marsh, Lakeland, Florida posted on 4/5/17

Russ and family, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you face the days ahead. My thoughts go back many, many yrs. as our families were friends and growing up in the C&MA church together. Vivian was a super role model in what a Godly woman of God should be. May you find consolation in knowing she is in her heavenly home awaiting your joining her someday. Praying you find peace in the everlasting arms of God. I love you all.

 

Tim and Linda Grover posted on 4/5/17

Love and prayers to a very special family that we have fond memories of from our short time of living in the Dover area. Vivian was a very special lady. She will be greatly missed by every one of you. How wonderful to know that she is now with her Savior!

 

Michael Hope posted on 4/4/17

Vivian was such a wonderful person. She was always willing to help and always an encouragement. We will certainly be praying for the whole family and especially for Russ. Love and Prayers, Michael and Joanne

 

Wendy posted on 4/4/17

I worked with Vivian at the senior center and loved coming into see her and her husband everyday. I loved her hugs. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Barbara Carr posted on 4/4/17

Sending our deepest condolences to all the Harmon family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. . The Carr's.. Tom & Barb

 

Kathy DeMattio posted on 4/4/17

To all the Harmon family, my sincere heartfelt condolences go out to each an everyone of you. RIP

 

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