Sally L. Harvey
July 20, 1932 ‒ December 13, 2018
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Sally L. “Mox” Harvey, age 86, formerly of Mount Gilead, died Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Bennington Glen Care Center following an extended illness.
On July 20, 1932, Sally was born in Brookville, Pennsylvania, one of three children of the late Harry W. and Sara E. (McAdoo) Rankin. She was raised in Cyclone, PA, and graduated nearby from Bradford High School, in the class of 1952.
At a very young age, Sally met one of her neighbors, Ralph D. “Bud” Harvey, who would be by her side nearly her entire life. Sally and Bud were high school sweethearts, and were married shortly thereafter on January 22, 1955. Together they shared over 57 years of marriage, and lovingly raised two daughters: Judy and Beverly. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2012.
In 1964, Bud worked in gas and oil well drilling, and he and Sally moved to Morrow County, Ohio, during the oil boom. She worked at Cosmo Plastics in Mount Gilead as an inspector for over fifteen years, and later was a cashier at Dollar General. Sally also was a member of the Moose Lodge #303 in Galion, and was active with the Women of the Moose.
Despite moving to Mount Gilead in 1964, Sally and Bud’s heart remained in the Allegheny Forests of Pennsylvania. They spent the better part of every summer, from Easter to Thanksgiving at “the camp”, where she specialized in “keeping the camp fire roaring.” She especially appreciated the wild life around “the camp”, always watching for bear, deer, hummingbirds, and much more. She had countless adventures there, many of which Bud got them into, and then she would have to listen to him recount their stories over and over for years.
The quiet one of the bunch, Sally’s true colors came out whenever they would play cards. She was extremely competitive, often feisty, always wanting to beat the guys of the group…never trusting them even to this day. She also loved playing Bingo.
Very laid back and easy going, Sally appreciated the more simple things in life. She enjoyed planting flowers, and watching them bloom. She also enjoyed making arts and crafts, embroidering a pillow case or table runner for her beloved family. On her journeys with Bud, she enjoyed collecting “millions” of salt and pepper shakers. Her family will forever be grateful for their Mom and Grandma, who was always there for them.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Judy (Larry) Parker of Springfield, and Beverly (Jon) Axthelm of Cardington; five grandchildren: Jamie (Carina) Pitts, Robin Kinkelaar, Jonda Axthelm, Jeff (Denelle Waugh) Axthelm, and Tori Johnson; four great-grandchildren: Byron and Emma Pitts, Jack Kinkelaar, Briella Neer, and one on the way; and a special niece, Cindy Moore of Bolivar, NY.
Including her husband and parents, Sally was preceded in death by two brothers: Ernest and Larry Rankin.
Her family will greet friends from 4 – 6 pm on Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring her life will follow there at 6 pm.
On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the caring staff at Bennington Glen for their years of special care for Sally, and to everyone at Hospice of Morrow County for being there for her this past week.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Sally’s family. Your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.