Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 8, 2012 11:25 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Harley Daniel Leedy, 98, passed away Oct. 6, 2012, at Autumn Healthcare in Mount Vernon.

He was born Feb. 7, 1914, on the Richland-Knox County Line, a son of the late Ober and Elizabeth (Yarger) Leedy, and had spent his lifetime in the Knox County area. He was a farmer, worked at Cooper-Bessemer for 18 years, and among the many jobs he held, his favorite was operating Leedy’s Orchard near Gambier.

He was a man of faith and was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. His passion was nature and his garden always produced the best corn, which he shared with friends and family. He was never afraid of hard work and had the ability to fix almost anything. He was a member of the North Bend Church of the Brethren, and had been a member of the Millwood Presbyterian Church.

Harley is survived by his son, Duane (Judy) Leedy of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Elaine (Jerry) Stull of Howard; grandchildren, Chris (Connie) Leedy of Cincinnati, Kevin (Kirsten) Leedy of Centerville, Brock (Julie) Stull of Clintonville and Jara Stulll of Elyria; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jillian Leedy of Cincinnati, Grace and Matt Leedy of Centerville, and Zachary and Alivia Stull of Clintonville; brother, Edwin (Nila) Leedy of Fredericktown; and sister-in-law, Naomi Leedy of Fredericktown.

In addition to his parents, Harley was preceded in death by Ruby, his wife of 67 years; by his sisters, Kathryn (Bob) Beer, Lulu (Harold) Schultz and Mabel (John) Tharp; and his brothers, Kenneth (Martha) Leedy and Frederick Leedy.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at North Bend Church of the Brethren, 24458 Orange Hill Road, Danville, with Patrick Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Bend Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 26, Danville, OH 43014.

The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling the funeral services for the Leedy family.

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