Ronald Dale Harpest

1955 - 2020

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Ronald D. Harpest, 64, of Kenton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 following a three-year battle with eye cancer that eventually spread to his liver. Ron was born in Bellefontaine on September 3, 1955 to Willis and Mary Harpest. On November 29, 1986 he married Patsy Bailey and she survives, along with his mother, Mary Harpest of Bellefontaine; daughter, Brandy Templeton; and grandson, Kade Templeton. Ron is also survived by two brothers: Larry and William Harpest; two sisters: Rosemary Harpest, and Kookie "Vaunetta" Berry; nephews: Shannon Harpest, Shawn Harpest, and Mark Harpest; niece, Jan (Tom) Sheunamen; and sisters-in-law: Arzella Harpest, and Bobbie Jean Bailey. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Harpest; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Betty Bailey; brother-in-law, Mike Berry; and nephews: Larry Harpest, Jr., and Kerry Harpest. Ron previously worked for Rockwell International and then was a driver for many years for Hensel Ready Mix. He loved to be around his work friends, and those who knew him loved to be around his humor. He loved golf outing with his brother and nephews and also enjoyed mowing his yard. Ron and Patsy had a love that was a true blessing for 33 years. He was loved. A funeral service for Ron will begin at 3:00pm on Monday, January 13, 2019 at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where the family will receive friends from 12:00pm on Monday, until the time of service. Pastor Anita VanBuskirk will officiate, and burial will be private. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

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  • Visitation Details:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Monday, January 13th 2020 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, January 13th 2020 - 3:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : Patsy
Date :Thursday, January 9th 2020
From : Derrick Lowe
Pasty,so sorry for your loss.Ron was a true blessing to be around,from everyday shenanigans at work to talking about the loads we had hauled that day.Some of the most memorable times was taking him to Muirfield with Andy and a couple Christmas parties at Coonies . Ron will be missed by all .

To : Patsy Haroest
Date :Monday, January 13th 2020
From : Kathy Britton
So very sorry to hear about your husband. Thinking of you.
Kathy (Garvin) Britton

To : Patsy and family
Date :Monday, January 13th 2020
From : Greg Tami Michael Ryan and Adam Johnson
Sorry to hear about Ron! Here is a great big hug for you and your family!

To : Patsy and family
Date :Thursday, January 16th 2020
From : Anita Howard
So sorry for your loss prayers to you all