Alice M. Harden
July 14, 1955 ‒ September 30, 2021
Alice M. Harden, age 66, of Edison, passed away Thursday morning, September 30, 2021, at Galion Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on July 14, 1955, in Mansfield, to the late Marvin L. and Mabel I. (Secrist) Huvler Sr. Alice attended Northmor High School and graduated with the class of 1973.
On October 22, 1977, Alice married the love of her life, Earl Harden in Clintwood, VA. Together they shared 43 wonderful years of marriage while raising a son, three daughters, and eight grandchildren.
A woman of faith, Alice was raised in the Johnsville United Methodist Church. Later she enjoyed attending the First Baptist Church in Mount Gilead with her family.
Alice loved nothing more than tending to the needs of her family. While her children were growing up, she was their biggest cheerleader and even coach as they played volleyball, t-ball, and softball. She could also often be found in the pool concession stand lending a hand during the activities. As her children grew older, and she began taking on the role of grandma, Alice continued to babysit as a full time job which brought her great joy to have the time with her grandkids. Another great pleasure for Alice was the family vacations they took which kept the family close together over the years.
Having a heart of gold, Alice was always able to make friends wherever she went and never knew a stranger. Alice was an excellent cook and baker. She was well known for her pies and cakes of which she won many blue ribbons at the fair. Going into the holiday season, Alice was also well known for her hardtack candy which was a favorite with family and friends.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Earl; son, Ron (Lori) Harden of Mount Gilead; daughters: Julie (Chris Davis) Harden of Mount Gilead, Nicole (Bryan) Guy of Mount Gilead, and Ashley (Drew) Sickmiller of Galion; grandchildren: Greg, Melinda, Josh, Kinsley, Maci, Haylee, Gunner, and Kinley; sisters: Marsha (Larry) Craddock of Medina and Mary (Geoff) Bishop of Galion; brother, Marvin Huvler Jr. of Johnsville; uncles: Wayne, LeRoy, and Merrill Huvler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents: Marvin Sr. and Mabel; and her mother-in-law, Bertha Harden Huneke.
Per Alice’s wishes, a private family service will be held to celebrate her life.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Gilead Baseball and Softball Commission. (PO Box 262, Mount Gilead, OH 43338)
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Alice’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.