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Harmon J. Sloan

Harmon J. Sloan, age 74, a lifetime resident of rural Shiloh, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.
Harmon was born January 21, 1938 in Shiloh, the son of the late Judd G. and Margy (Kissel) Sloan. He was a 1956 graduate of Shiloh High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. Harmon worked for Miami Systems in Shelby where he retired in 2001 after 44 years of service and he was also a part time farmer. He was the Assistant Chief of the Shiloh-Cass-Bloominggrove Fire Department from 1976-1987 and was one of the founders of the Shiloh Ox Roast in 1963.
Harmon never met a stranger and enjoyed people and socializing. He had many friends through his organizations and hobbies. He served as Vice President of the Buckeye Iron Will Club, was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Ohio Two-Cylinder Tractor Club, Car Coddlers, and AARP 4637. His hobbies included collecting and restoring antique tractors. He took pride in his 1929 Chevy sedan, enjoyed fishing with his longtime friend, and cherished time with his grandchildren.
On August 16, 1959 Harmon married Phaenon Guthrie and she survives. Also surviving are: a son: Jim (Sara) Sloan, of Shelby; a daughter: Connie Predieri (Craig Courter), of Willard; 5 grandchildren: Kara Sloan, Michael Sloan, Andrew Sloan, Aaron Predieri (Emily Devlin), Adam Predieri; 3 sisters: Jeanette (Ernest) Oney, of Shiloh, Betty Hamman, of Shiloh, Hazel Myers, of Plymouth; his faithful canine companion, Chaz. He was preceded in death by: his parents; a granddaughter, Morgan Prediere; a brother, Leo Sloan.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 am. Dr. Robert Bloomquist, Harmon’s pastor, will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial contributions can be made to MedCentral Hospice or the Buckeye Iron Will Club.
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Ann Cooper

    Date: 12-04-02
    Condolence:

    Dear Phaenon, Connie & Family,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband/father.
    I never realized that he started the Shiloh Ox Roast but that is a great legacy for him as many people have enjoyed it for years.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this time and God will be your strength.
    In Christian Love, Ann

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Barbara Whisler
    Date: 12-04-02
    Condolence:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will never forget all the memories I have of him. I used to love seeing him come in his pickup truck, waving and smiling. Fishing with him and dad at the lake in the woods. He could talk! But most of all I will always remember his hugs. He could give the best hugs! He always called me “Kid”. Such a hard worker farming and working at the shop. The Fire Dept. and the Ox Roast were his pride and joy along with all the other Volunteers. Risking his life to save others and their property. I remember seeing him at Frank Cline’s Wheelhorse Shop, hearing him announce parades, and seeing you both on your tractors or the car in the parades. We came from such a small community, where most people were considered family. He was Family! For years I thought he was my Uncle! Just to learn we were Cousins! He lived his life like he wanted, loved his family, and now will be in your hearts forever. Until we all meet again. R.I.P. Harmon! God Bless you all!

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Derreck and Rebecca Foster

    Date: 12-04-02

    Condolence:

    Sending prayers to all of the family. You are in our thoughts as Harmon will be missed by all. I have lots of good memories from growing up and being around him and the rest of the family. Our meat cutting days and grilling out was the best. R.I.P. Harmon. Heaven is getting a great man.

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Lee Harris

    Date: 12-04-03

    Condolence:

    So sorry about your lost, just believe he is not suffering any more & is looking down from Heaven and smiling at you.

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Jim Barnhart

    Date: 12-04-03

    Condolence:

    Phaenon and Family,

    I am sorry to know of your loss of Harmon. I remember him from living across the street from you when you two were dating. I know he had been very ill for a long time. He is at peace now. God Bless !

    Jim Barnhart

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: MARLENE CUPPY

    Date: 12-04-03

    Condolence:

    We deeply are so sorry about the passing of Harmon. He was not only family, but also a good friend. So many years of good times will be remembered forever. Ox Roast time – parades – tractor shows – meetings – butchering times – Fire Department – cook-outs and many other times bring so many memories that will be in our minds always. To the family – please be comforted in knowing he is at peace in the arms of our Lord. He suffers no more and will look down on everyone daily. Love you all. Marlene & Howard Cuppy

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    Family: HARMON SLOAN
    Name: CHARLIE & JEANETTE YOUNG

    Date: 12-04-03

    Condolence:

    THINKING OF YOU AT THIS TIME OF LOSS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS MEANT AND DONE FOR JEAN. YOU ARE GREAT PEOPLE AND WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF HARMON.

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Richard & Amy Russell

    Date: 12-04-04

    Condolence:

    Our sympathies to you all at this time. So many larger than life memories of Harmon from the Shiloh Centennial and those many Ox Roasts throughout the years. God Bless Harmon and all that he brought to the Shiloh community.

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Rick Hawkins

    Date: 12-04-04

    Condolence:

    Dear Phaenon, Jim, Connie & Family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband and Dad. Harmon was a great man and I always enjoyed hearing his advice and getting praise from him. His family legacy will always endure as will his legacy with the Shiloh Fire Dept and the Shiloh Ox Roast. I have fond memories of Harmon at Pit Night, announcing the parade, and smiling while he waved and said hello to everyone around town. I will always picture him and Howard Cuppy riding “Ole Gert”. Take pride knowing that Shiloh is a better community because of Harmon. Also, take comfort in knowing he is with God looking down on us. He will be missed by so many of us.

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    Family: Harmon
    Name: Amy Cuppy Beck

    Date: 12-04-05

    Condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, I am so very sorry for your loss. And as I grieve the passing of Harmon, I also cherish the memories I have of him while I was growing up! All the cookouts,riding mini bikes and snowmobiles, fishing, tractor pulls,late nights at the pit,and the Ox Roast! I use to love to sit and listen to Harmon and my dad telling stories of what they use to do when they were growing up, you could definitely tell that they were cousins. I am so very proud to say that he was my family! R.I.P. Harmon, until we meet again…..

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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Richard Seymour & family

    Date: 12-04-05

    Condolence:

    Very sorry to hear this news the other day . . . . we’ll will miss his smile and warm laughter. A wonderful man, Harmon will be greatly missed in Shiloh and around the region. Best wishes to the entire family.

    Richard, Vicki, & Ryan Seymour (Muncie, IN)
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    Family: Harmon Sloan
    Name: Dean and Percilla Cline

    Date: 12-04-06

    Condolence:

    Dear Phaenon, Jim, Connie & Family,

    So sorry to hear about Harmon. I can remember as if yesterday that he would be in the shop swapping stories with dad and me. He would even bring that little rug rat Jim with him sometimes and we would play in the back while the grown-ups would drink pop and chat. Tractor pulls, ox roast, playing cards, all of those things were fun and great memories. We want to especially thank him and Phaenon, for visiting with mom and being such great friends, it made me and Percilla feel at ease knowing that she had you guys to eat pizza with and visit. Phaenon, I know we are a long way away, but if there is anything we can do don’t hesitate to call

  2. Lori Cuppy Crichton says:

    Remembering Harmon today as Im sitting here reflecting on all our loved ones that have gone on to an Eternal Life……Hugs!

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