Oakwood – Violet M. Harmon, 94, of Oakwood, died 7:15 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Vancrest Health Care Center in VanWert. She was born on November 5, 1922 in Cheboygan County, Michigan to the late Lee and Loma (Clear) Shaffer. She was a 1940 graduate of Auglaize-Brown Local School, where she enjoyed playing varsity basketball for four years. On April 16, 1942, she married Martin “Bill” Harmon, and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2001.
She attended Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Oakwood, Cornerstone Church of God, Defiance, Rose Hill Church of God, Paulding, and the First Church of God, Van Wert. Violet was an active Sunday School teacher, youth director and was active in the Christian Women’s Connection. She was employed as a teacher’s aide and cafeteria worker for 25 years at Oakwood Elementary School. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Kohart of Van Wert; two sons, Martin (Diana) Harmon and Stanley (Jane) Harmon all of Oakwood; seven grandchildren, Karen (Patrick) Sullivan, Marcia (Doug) Germann, Lynda (Jason) Davis, Pastor Michael (Joanna) Harmon, Greg (Kristie) Harmon, Kirsten Harmon, and Katherine (Michael) Merriman; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Raymond, Lloyd and Nolen Shaffer; a sister, Mildred Sherry; and a son-in-law, David Kohart.
A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Oakwood, with Revs. Stan Harmon and Michael Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood and Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be given to Auglaize Chapel Church of God.