John Harmon

John M. Harmon, 84, of Martinsville, died Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, at the Continental Manor in Blanchester.

He was born July 2, 1929 in Boyceville, Wisc., a son of the late James and Flora Nauman Harmon.

Mr. Harmon had retired with more than 37 years of service from the Randall-Textron Company where he had been plant manager and assistant plant manager.

He was a lifelong farmer, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War receiving a Purple Heart for being wounded in action in central Korea in 1952. He was a member of the Martinsville United Methodist Church, a life member of Wilmington VFW Post 6710, a member of the Wilmington Masonic Lodge #52 FAM, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati and was a 1948 graduate of Boyceville High School.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Rhonemus Harmon, whom he had married Jan. 10, 1954 and with whom he had just celebrated their 60th anniversary; five children, Bradley R. (Kari) Harmon of Peru, Ind., Melinda L. (David) Allen of Wilmington, David G. (Becky) Harmon of Blanchester, John M. (Valerie) Harmon of Cedarville, Lloyd J. (Kristin) Harmon of Reynoldsburg; nine grandchildren, Thomas Harmon Allen, Sarah Harmon, Clay Harmon, Hannah Harmon, John Maxwell Harmon, Preston Harmon, Teresa (Ken) Gosney, James Allen, Matt Smith; and three great-grandchildren, McKena, Kendyn and Kensley Gosney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lloyd Harmon, and four sisters, Betty Lemler, Jane Emerson, Nell Peterson and Barbara Werhoff.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10 at the Martinsville United Methodist Church. Burial, with military honors presented by the Highland County Honor Guard, will follow in the Martinsville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the activities department of the Continental Manor, 830 East Center St., Blanchester, OH 45107; Crossroads Hospice, 4380 Milford-Glendale Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; or to the Martinsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 61, Martinsville, OH 45146.

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Published in News Journal from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2014