Josephine Elizabeth Harmon

February 20, 1925 - January 11, 2021
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Josephine Elizabeth Harmon, age 95, a resident of The Inn at Northwood Village at Dover, passed away on January 11, 2021.

Born February 20, 1925 in Oldtown Valley to Parents Walter and Susie (Arbogast) Harmon. She graduated from Stone Creek High School in 1943.

She was a lifelong member of Grace United Church of …

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Josephine Elizabeth Harmon, age 95, a resident of The Inn at Northwood Village at Dover, passed away on January 11, 2021.

Born February 20, 1925 in Oldtown Valley to Parents Walter and Susie (Arbogast) Harmon. She graduated from Stone Creek High School in 1943.

She was a lifelong member of Grace United Church of Christ, now Grace Community Church of Stone Creek. She was a member of Working Sisters Circle.

Josephine worked at Dover Appliance for 15 years, until it moved south, then worked for JOY Manufacturing Company, for 25 years, until retirement in 1987. For several years she was a member of the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, where she enjoyed quilting and dining with friends.

Josephine was also quite the traveler, visiting Australia, New Zealand, several countries in Europe and many U.S. states including Hawaii. She always enjoyed playing cards as well as crocheting, sewing and cooking for others.

She is survived by two nephews, Tom of Mansfield, OH and Richard of Hardy, AR; two great-nieces Melanie Dillon and Jessica Hildebrand; great-nephew, Ryan Harmon, great-great-nephew Nick Petursson, as well as many cousins and good friends.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Doyle and three young brothers, Robert, Ray, Larry and a half-brother, Eddie Arbogast.

Josephine will be buried in the Stone Creek Cemetery with a Memorial service to be held at a later date. The Geib Funeral Center at Dover is handling arrangements.

Josephine’s family would like to thank the staff of New Dawn Retirement Center, The Inn at Northwood Village and Community Hospice for all they did to care and provide for Josephine. Memorial contributions to any of these facilities would be welcomed.


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A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Stone Creek Cemetery


, STONE CREEK, OH, 43840

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New Dawn Retirement Community

865 E. Iron Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

The Inn at Northwood Village

5799 N. Wooster Ave. Ext NW
Dover, OH 44622

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: February 20, 1925
Died: January 11, 2021

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ARLENE SPRANKLE posted on 1/16/21

So sad to hear that my quilting friend from the Senior Center passed away. She was a delight to visit with while we stitched every Monday morning. My condolences to her family.


John and Dottie Shott posted on 1/14/21

Our Sympathy and prayers for the family of Josephine we met her at church about 44 years ago she was a very special lady very friendly and nice to every one Rest in Peace in your heavenly home


Frank & Shari Gibbs posted on 1/14/21

We have known Jo for years through my husband's mother who went all through school in Stone Creek with Jo. I remember the pictures of Jo, Betty Gibbs, Betty Everett, and Vi Teglo going to the Alumni Banquet. Also, playing cards with them, and the one Dover graduate, Wilma Levengood (who passed recently). Jo was the last surviving member of that group of ladies who were so special to our family. We miss them all. Jo was one of the sweetest people we have ever known.


Chuck Kinsey posted on 1/14/21

Dear family, Josephine was a very special neighbor and friend to our family. She was a wonderful person. Sure missed having her around over the past couple of years. Chuck, Karen, Logan & Lacey Kinsey


Sandra M. Bornhorst posted on 1/13/21

Josephine was such a sweet lady..It was always nice to see her .She will always be remembered in my memories.


Jim Huff posted on 1/13/21

My goodness, I'm so sorry to hear of Josephine's passing. I first met Josephine when I was about 13 yrs. old. She was staying with my Grandmother Carrie Huff here on the Southside. She was such a great gal. Eventually when I graduated from NPHS in 1960 I was hired at the "Old Sad Iron" (Dover Appliance) and worked with her until they closed in Feb., 1961. Josephine and the Contini girls always looked after me when I worked there. I had lost track of Josephine for so many years but never forgot her kindness. May the Good Lord bless and keep her!


Rhonda posted on 1/13/21

Josephine was very kind! I have a very special place for her in my heart. God Bless her and our family loss. Resuming and hosting the Arbogast Family Reunion after some 30 years, kept us all close in family and in friendship....with love, Rhonda Stewart


Amy Landacre posted on 1/13/21

We always enjoyed seeing Josephine when the family got together! Sad to hear of her passing.


Tricia Corona posted on 1/13/21

So sorry to hear of Josephine’s passing. She was such a kind and very “with it” person. She will be missed. Sincerely, Tricia Corona - past new dawn employee


Robert & Tammi Everett posted on 1/13/21

To the Harmon family, Tam and I send our sympathy to all of you, with the passing of Josephine. I'll forever remember my Mother talking about and visiting with her cousin. I also heard about the two of them making trips to the Endlich's, for a good meal and a cookout occasionally. I enjoyed her knowledge about the family, mainly because of her longevity she could remember more than anyone else. I value hearing the good old stories. May she now be reunited with all of her loved ones, who have left so long ago......... With heartfelt sympathy