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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