Vivian Jewel Harmon – April 3, 2017

Vivian Jewel Harmon, 90 years young, of Dover (1926 – 2017), passed away very peacefully Monday April 3, 2017 at the Community Hospice Truman House. Being redeemed, Vivian joyfully joined her Heavenly Father and now is celebrating a new life that knows no pain, no suffering, and no tears.

Born June 18, 1926 in Drew County, Arkansas she graduated from Drew County High School in 1944 where she played on the women’s basketball team that advanced to the state tournament. Vivian then attended Business College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Vivian, and her adoring husband Russel E. Harmon, spent a passionate 15 years as volunteers for the Dover Senior Center where they were honored as Volunteers of the Year in 2006 and as a result was invited to a special volunteer recognition luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. Russell and Vivian spent 10 years as resident managers at Franklin Terrace Apartments in Strasburg and were volunteer ushers for 8 years for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra at Dover High School. Vivian also served in the Mothers of Twins organization, various Dover PTA’s and was a sales leading Avon representative for 17 years.  Vivian and Russell are 65+ year members of the Dover Alliance Church where they volunteered for numerous activities.

Vivian is survived by her husband of 71 years, Russell E. Harmon of Dover whom she married July 6, 1945, five children, Arno (Jayne) Harmon Lewis Center, Ohio, Beth (Glen) Bleininger, Dover, triplets Dan (Kay) Harmon, Dover, Van (Sheila) Harmon, Dover, Zan (Linda) Harmon, Painesville, Ohio; ,12 grandchildren (Jon Harmon, Kimberly Eisenman , Michelle Beaber, Brian Bleininger, Desire’ Harmon Wright, Shaunta Harmon Ford, Jordan Harmon, Jeremy Harmon, Chris Harmon, Amanda Atherton, Alex Harmon, Abigail Harmon and 2 step-grandsons Jim Ross and Terry Lee Ross ) and 15 great-grandchildren as well as 6 step great-grandchildren. She would say, “Whew!  What a crew!”  Also, Vivian is survived by one sister Nancy Evon (Ted) Fox.

Vivian is preceded in death by her parents, Weaver Woodson and Mary Adell (Kellum) Arnold, brother, Harold Arnold, sisters, Isabelle Heath, Fern Brawley, Ellen Janet Curtis, half-brother, Curtis William and half-sisters Marguarite Holman and Bernice Brown.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4 PM until 8 PM at Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A Life Celebration Service will be held at Dover Alliance Church in Dover on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11 AM with interment at Ridgecrest Memorial Gardens. Friends are requested to join in a fellowship luncheon at church following graveside services.  Those unable to attend, or who would like to share fond memories of Vivian, may do so at

In lieu of flowers you may designate memorial contributions made in the name of Vivian Harmon to the Dover Alliance Church, 228 East Third Street, Dover, OH 44622 or Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622