Bill’s Story

Site created on March 31, 2020

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
As you may know, Dad had the TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure today, March 31, 2020, at University Hospital in Cleveland.  The surgeons have placed him in ICU for observation, and ideally he is supposed to return to Copeland Oaks tomorrow, April 1, for more recovery. 
Pastor Sandy, a friend of mine here in Olympia, WA, shared this prayer with me/us this morning:
May God's blessing be upon the medical staff who attend to Bill.  May God grant him a safe and healing stay in the hospital, and may God's healing power be upon Bill to bring him renewed health, strength, and comfort.  And may you all know the peace of Christ, and the love of your friends surrounding you.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Peggy Rule

Dear friends and family,

Almost a month has passed since Mom and Dad’s memorial service and reception, and my siblings and I continue to be grateful for such a beautiful day of remembering, sharing, and celebrating. There are just a few follow-up links and details we’d like to share with you

Link to service:   
If you attended the service, you already saw this! The link will always be available now. Please feel free to share the link with friends or family.

Link to reception:
This link is new! This is a recording of the Zoom reception which followed the service. Again, please feel free to share it. Also, please note:

  • The first 15-minutes: gathering and casual chit-chat! 
  • At the 16-minute mark: Mark kicks off the formal reception, with speakers sharing in this order: Doug Zook, Peggy & John Hooper (read by Peggy Harvey Rule), John Koegel (read by Mark Harvey), Ellen Thorn, Bill Hyde (read by Sarah Harvey McNeil), Lynn Frantz (read by Amy Harvey), Mark George, Carolyn Becker.
  • At 54:15: the slideshow begins, lasts about 5-minutes, and is followed by about 10-minutes of chitchat.

Link to Service of Commemoration and Holy Communion at East Ohio Annual Conference of the UMC: On Saturday, September 26 at 9:00am (EST), Mom and Dad’s names will be read along with other clergy and clergy spouses who passed away this past year. This service will be livestreamed here:

Tentative date of burial:  Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Ohio. This will be one year to-the-date of their memorial service, and also would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary.

We hope you are staying safe and well.

Much love,

Mark, Sarah, Amy & Peggy

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