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Kenneth Dale Harmon

Obituary for Kenneth Dale Harmon

November 6, 1924 - October 2, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92

Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Friend...


Loving husband, father, brother and friend, Kenneth Dale Harmon, age 92, peacefully passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. He was born November 6, 1924 near Goshen, Ohio to wonderful parents, Raymond and Emma Harmon.

In 1942, Kenneth graduated from Midvale High School and proudly served his country for four years in the US Army during WWII in the Army Medical Corps. He was one of several brave, courageous, young men on a medical ship at Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands recovering and treating the wounded in 1943. Ken later served as N.C.O. in charge of the Surgical Department at Mayo Army General Hospital in Galesburg. Illinois until his discharge from the Army in 1946.

While there, Kenneth met a beautiful, civil service employee and on December 31, 1944, he married the love of his life, Betty Lou Schaefer from Burlington, Iowa. A marriage that would sustain 72 years of laughter, joy and many magnificent memories which they shared together.

After his service in the military, he attended and graduated from Southwest Photo-Arts Institute in Dallas, TX in 1947. Both he and his brother, Raymond, ventured into business together, owning and operating the Harmon Photography Studio in Dover, Ohio for 35 years.

Kenneth was a life member of the Dover Elks; the Dover Moose and the New Philadelphia V.F.W. Holding God and country close to his heart, he was a 55-year member of the First United Methodist Church of Dover.

Ken's hobbies included bowling, golf, woodworking and crafts, all of which he excelled at.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Raymond Harmon (Fran) and his sisters, Eileen (Marion) Roberts, Evelyn (Jack) Sanford, and Mavis (Judge) Lindsay. He is survived by his beloved wife and companion, Betty Harmon; their son, Tom Harmon (Cindy James); brother, Ronald Harmon (Joyce), along with many wonderful nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services at Dover Burial Park at 11:00 a.m. on October 26th, with a reception to follow at Geib Family Center, 5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth's name to Dover United Methodist Church, 1725 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622.

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  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth's name to Dover United Methodist Church, 1725 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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