Richard A. Harmon
Richard A. Harmon, age 77, of Corydon, Ind., passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Norton’s Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Richard was born Oct. 9, 1943, in Depauw, Ind., to the late Lee and Elva Rothrock Harmon.
Richard graduated from North Central High School in 1961 and Purdue University, where he earned degrees in agriculture. He taught in Madison for nine years; while working there, he got his pilot license, played golf and was on a bowling team. Then, he came back to farming, which he loved. Also, he loved sports, Purdue basketball and football games and fishing in Minnesota. Most of all, he loved playing cards with family on holidays.
He was a member of Harrison, Crawford and Meade County Cattlemen and Indiana Charolais. He was a lifelong member of Thompson Chapel United Methodist Church and NEA Teacher Organization.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph; sister, Betty; and brother-in-law, Ralph Best.
Richard is survived by his wife, Wanda Sonner Burden Harmon of Corydon, and son, Michael Wayne Harmon; brothers, Robert Harmon (Pat) and Roy Harmon (Denise); sisters-in-law, Sharron Best and Betty Sonner; and nieces and nephews, Daniel Harmon (Kate), Stephanie Tostaine (Artie), Sara Hoehn (Marty), Tim Harmon, Leah Harmon, Dr. Tim Best and Jennifer Best. He is also survived by several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, Ind., with burial in Thompson Chapel Cemetery near Depauw.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to Thompson Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Paula Zellers, 4990 N. Moberly Road NW, Depauw, IN 47115.