A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Arthur Harlow, age 88, of Millersport, was held August 14, 2018, at the Millersport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Condrey officiating. A committal service followed at Millersport Cemetery where military honors were observed. Richard was born August 22, 1929 in Columbus, to the late John and Nellie (Rowe) Harlow. He passed away August 10, 2018, at his home.
Richard received a Masters degree in Education from The Ohio State University and retired as the Superintendent Emeritus of the Ohio State School for the Deaf. Richard was a veteran of the United States Army and was a long-time member of the Millersport United Methodist Church, the Alturas Lodge #537 F&AM, the American Legion Post #637, the Millersport Chapter #301 Order of the Eastern Star and the Millersport Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and spending time with his family and was an avid fan of the OSU Buckeyes. Following his retirement, he and his wife spent over 30 years at their home in Okeechobee, Florida.
Richard is survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence (Mackey) Harlow; three children, John (Brenda) Harlow, Heather (Jeff) Terry and Karen (Chuck) Reedy, all of Millersport; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Blevins, Kristin (Adam) Keller, Justin Terry, Christopher (Amy) Reedy, Nathan (Kathryn) Reedy, Ashlea Harlow, Kevin Harlow and Chance (Natalie) Harlow; 11 great-grandchildren, Rilyn, Coltyn, Kiley and Cody Reedy, Emily, Ava and JC Blevins, Hank, Mack and Duke Reedy and Kenlea Keller; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Barrett.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Millersport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 296, Millersport, OH 43046.
The Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for Richard and the Harlow family.