Harold Worden Lehman

March 21, 1932 ‒ May 13, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Harold Worden Lehman, age 85, of Mount Gilead, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Arbors at Mifflin in Mansfield, OH.

On March 21, 1932, Harold was born in Scott, OH, the son of the late Eldo Worden and Nellie Blanch (Warwick) Lehman.

A Korean War Veteran, Harold, a conscientious objector, proudly served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army, 45th Infantry, 279th Medical Unit, Eighth United States Army.

On July 8, 1981, Harold married Brenda Elaine Sloan in Gallatin, TN and they have lovingly shared the last 35 years together.

For many years, Harold worked as a NASA certified welder at Marion Power Shovel.

Harold was a charter member of the Galion Seventh-Day Adventist Church and had been attending the church in Fredericktown.  He was an elder within the church and very active within youth programs and missions work.  Harold’s other memberships included American Legion Post 0754, Korean War Veterans, Eighth, International Edsel Club, 25 Year Club Marion Power Shovel, and the First Family of Morrow County.

Harold always enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, traveling, gardening and riding his horses.  He also liked tinkering with old cars.  Above all, Harold loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Harold will be dearly missed by his wife, Brenda, of Mount Gilead; two sons: Doug (Julie) Lehman of Peculiar, MO, Jon Sloan of Mount Gilead; three daughters: Teresa (Bill) Fralick of Idaho Falls, ID, Ramona (Jackie) Blair of Forsythe, MO, Pamela (Bryan) Martin of Tampa, FL; 10 grandchildren: Eddie, Katie (Christopher), Melissa Andrea, Andrew, Erica, Jessica (Brad), Zach (Kylie), Ryan, Tatum; 7 great grandchildren: Sadie, Noah, Zoe, Layton, Annabelle, Eevee, Rhett; and his ex-wife and mother of his children, Alfreda Smith of Springfield, MO.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Blair; and six sisters: Oma (George) Dilsaver, Laura (Willie) Fox, Dorothy (George) Corwin, Mary (Harold) Musgrave, Nellie (Jack) Poland, and Shirley Ernsberger.

Harold’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, with Pastor Ron Vozar officiating.  Burial with military honors provided by the Active Duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will follow in Claridon Cemetery.  Pallbearers serving will be Mike Bloomfield, Ryan Miller, Andrew Shaw, Dennis Stansberry, Lee Eppich and Dennis Smith.

Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215, the Human Society of Morrow Co., P.O. Box 298, Mount Gilead, OH 43338, or to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.

Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Harold’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I will never forget Harold. We both went on a church mission trip to India, almost 20 years ago when I was about 11 years old. I remember Harold as very kind to the staff and children at the orphanage we visited, as well as hardworking and helpful during the evangelistic meetings that were held during the evenings. He kept a positive attitude despite the difficulties we faced and always had a smile on his face. I will always remember his smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Harold, especially to his wife Brenda, who I remember very well from my childhood, and his grandchildren Andrea and Andrew, who I grew up playing with at church. I am so sorry for your loss and I can’t wait till I get to see Harold again.

  • Well , Harold your gonna be missed by many . You will always be remembered as “Crazy Horse ” of your MPS friends. You were the last of Pop’s children and many relatives went before you . Rest in Peace my uncle.

  • Harold, I will Miss you and you are the End of a Great line. I knew you as Uncle Harold and I will miss you.

  • CHARLIE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT HE HAS MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF HAROLD THAT HE IS THANKFUL FOR, & THAT HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN IN THE WORLD MADE NEW…OUR HEARTS & MINDS, SPIRITS & SOULS, AS WELL AS OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU….LOVE & BLESSINGS 4-EVER….CHARLIE TANNER, & PATTY….!!!! 0:-) ♡♡♡♡

  • Uncle Harrold I always liked being around you you could say things that just made everything seem ok. Rest in peace

  • Brenda John and family,
    May you always remember the good times you all had with Harold.
    Clifton and I are sorry for your loss.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  • Grandpa,
    It breaks my heart that I cannot attend you’re service I wish I could be. Please know that I will always love you , I always did. I will never ever forget you , after all how could I ? I’m so glad I visited you every chance I got when I was in Ohio visiting with Ariel Henry she loved you just as much as I did. I’m honored to be you’re granddaughter you were a wonderful wonderful man. I love you and God Bless you always.
    Sincerely,
    You’re Grandaughter Andrea Shaw

  • To the Family of Harold Lehman: We were sorry to hear of your loss. May your good and pleasant memories of him help to comfort you.

  • Brenda and family, so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you and bless you as you go through this difficult time. Diana Lehman and family

  • Brenda, Jon, and family– so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing– I remember the good times riding horses and being neighbors– sorry we couldn’t make it to calling hours– may God’s grace and love see you through this difficult time– John and Chris Dailey

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