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Harold E. McElroy
Harold E. McElroyFlagHarold E. McElroy, age 86 of Richwood, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at the Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.  He was born July 20, 1923 in Liberty Township in Union County to the late Merle J. and Catherine (Thompson) McElroy.

On September 19, 1942 he married the former JoAnne Harshfield and she survives.  He is also survived by a son, Jim (Pat) McElroy, Irwin, Ohio; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Moore, Prospect; Phyllis Stalder, Palm Bay, Florida; Isabelle (Gene) Cheney, Upper Sandusky; four brothers, Merle (Mary) McElroy, Richwood; Jack (Flo) McElroy, Cardington; Lowell (Rita) McElroy, Placidia, Florida; Tom (Donna) McElroy, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Kathryn Hughes.

A 1941 graduate of Byhalia High School, he was a dedicated farmer his whole life.  He was a member of the former York-McKendree United Methodist Church and was recently attending the Richwood Church of Christ.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during World War II; a member of the American Legion Post 40, VFW Post 870.  He and his wife, JoAnne loved wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida.  He really enjoyed his grandchildren and attending all the events they participated in.  They were the light of his life.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in York Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 PM on Sunday, June 13 at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to North Union District Veterans Memorial, c/o Gail De-Good-Guy, 17622 State Route 47, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#2 from: Russ and Peggy Henman
632 Wagon Wheel Ln. Marysville, Ohio 43040
Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Our prayers and thoughts will be with you during this trying time for the family. He was quite a nice man to work with as I did some while at Goodyear as nurse...Hope your memories will help with the loss... Russ and Peggy

#3 from: Dale and Kathryn Boggs Rush
Huntington Beach, CA
Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Condolences to the family of Harold McElroy.
Our special condolences to Merle and Mary. We have good memories of the times we grew up in Jackson Township and graduating from Richwood High. Kathy and I have lived in Calif for 48 yrs.
I try to keep in touch with Ivan Chandler.

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