Alice M. Harden

July 14, 1955 ‒ September 30, 2021

Edison, Ohio

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.

  • Dear Earl and all of Alice’s family–Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for her death. She was always so friendly and so involved with her children and the community. May God bless and comfort you.

  • I was so saddened by this news. Although I was not close friends with her, she was very special to me. Everytime we met, she was so friendly and loving. What a Godly example she was! Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you

  • Dearest Mary, Geoff, Earl and the entire family: Mom and I are so sad for each of you. We are very grateful that you can love and support one another through this time of deep loss. More than anything we are grateful that during this unimaginably, painful time GOD is with you. We are steadfastly praying for each of you. Alice was such an amazing, wonderful person. Just imagine what it must have been like for her the moment she stepped out of this world to enter her eternal home. When she knelt in the presence of her God and King, and HEARD these longed for words: Matthew 25:23 “well done good and faithful servent… enter into the joy of your LORD.”
    Love, Sue and Helen
    P.S. I never forgot that beautiful smile of hers, Earl. She beamed that day years ago when she handed me and Old Eddie Boy a pizza at Little Caesar’s and said, “Here Sue and Eddie, it’s on us.” What a yummy pizza that was. 🙂 xoxoxo

  • Earl, I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you all and help you through this very difficult time.

  • I was saddened to hear of Alice’s passing, I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face. I send my deepest sympathy to each of you. Such a hard time but I pray God gives you comfort

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Alice, she was a great lady, always so friendly and nice. May God be with you Earl, and the family, in this very difficult time.

  • Dear Earl and Family,
    So very very sorry to hear of Alice passing. She was such a special person. Like everyone has said she always had that beautiful smile on her face. She always made me feel part of the family. I could sit her all day and write about her but everyone knows what a great person she was. May she rest in peace. And knowing her she will be up there cooking and baking.
    Rita (Davis) and Frank Burton

  • Earl, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Please call if you need anything at all,, or just need to talk.

  • To Family and Loved ones of Alice…. We wish you Comfort from our Lord and Hope in the Promises of Prayer. Her Life, Love, and Faith were a great inspiration❤️ God’s Blessings Carnell & Sharon Bailey

  • To the Harden family, We were shocked and sorry to hear of your loss! May God comfort each of you through this difficult time.

  • Dear Earl, I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Alice. You and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Earl we are so sorry for the loss of your Alice our thoughts and prayers for you and your family that god helps get you through this very sad time

  • We have so many wonderful memories of Alice–too many to count, in fact. Our hearts go out to the entire Harden family.

  • So sorry for your loss. I grew up with Alice, Marcia, Mary and Junior in church and school. My sympathy and prayers to Earl and all the family.

  • Earl and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Alice’s death. She was a very sweet and hardworking lady, and we know how much she will be missed. You all are in our prayers.

  • Earl and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts break for you. You were so kind to Kinzie when you lived on Marion Street. It was more like you were the landlords taking care of her! Alice was always so nurturing and so proud of her kids and grand babies.

  • I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to Earl, Julie and the entire Harden family. She was a beautiful lady who was very proud of her family and grandchildren. I know she will continue to wat her over them from heaven.
    Love, Cindy DeLor and Jason Davis.

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