Harley R. Hedge

June 21, 1927May 9, 2018

Harley Hedge, age 90, passed away on May 9, 2018 at his home in Kokomo. Harley was born on June 21, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Clifford and Velma (Randalls) Hedge When Harley was 18, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country honorably while aboard the USS Warren. While serving, Harley was awarded the Victory Medal and the American Area Campaign Medal. On August 11, 1956, Harley married Leoma (Gard) Hedge. Leoma preceded Harley in death on May 6, 2003. He then married Retha (Viney) Hedge in July of 2008, and she survives. Harley worked for 32 years at Chrysler of Kokomo before retiring in 1998. He was a lifelong member of the Eagles Lodge. He had a passion for woodworking and also enjoyed listening to music, playing cards, and doing word search puzzles. He had a daily routine of watching The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. Harley would make friends with everyone that he interacted with, and loved his grandchildren more than anything. In addition to his wife, Retha, Harley is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Miller, and a son, Sandy (Patty) Shaff; sister, Phyllis Green; grandchildren, Jason Amich, Shonna (Rob) Davison, Anglea Collins, Casey Lamm, Bobby Shaff, Paige (Shawn) Lawrence, Angie (Jim) Payne, Sonja Houston, Misty Shaff, Tonya Martin, and Ashley Shaff. Harley is also survived by 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Leoma, Harley was preceded in death by a son, Sam Shaff; daughter, Darlina Christine Lewis; brother, Garth Lee Hedge; and sisters, Nancy Strange, Betty Smart, and Georgia Paulty. There will be a public visitation held for Harley at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home on Monday, May 14th from 11-1, with a funeral service immediately following. Memorial contributions in Harley’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Clifford Hedge, Father
  • Velma Hedge, Mother
  • Leoma G Hedge, Wife
  • Retha Hedge, Wife
  • Sandy Shaff, Son
  • Sam Shaff, Son
  • Rebecca Miller, Daughter
  • Darlina Chrisine Lewis, Daughter
  • Garth Lee Hedge, Brother
  • Phyllis Green, Sister
  • Nancy Strange, Sister
  • Betty Smart, Sister
  • Jason Amich, Grandson
  • Bobby Shaff, Grandson
  • Shonna Davidson, Granddaughter
  • Angela Collins, Granddaughter
  • Casey Lamm, Granddaughter
  • Paige Lawrence, Granddaughter
  • Angie Payne, Granddaughter
  • Sonya Hudson, Granddaughter
  • Misty Shaff, Granddaughter
  • Tonya Martin, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Shaff, Granddaughter
  • Mr. Hegde also leaves 17 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren to cherish in memory.


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Monday, May 14, 2018

Harley R. Hedge

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Marilyn Dillman

May 15, 2018

I had the privilege of knowing Bob for more than 30 yrs. I did Leomas hair for many yrs and got a kick out of their bantering in the shop. It didnt take much to eg them on. Lol When he married Retha he also brought her in to our salon. The last few yrs as Rethas memory got worse he never failed to bring her to get her hair done. He also brought all us girls and other customers his homemade peanut butter fudge. I will miss seeing him every Thurs and miss his ornery jokes. I'm sorry for not making it to the funeral. I sure would have went but didn't see his obit till Monday night. Prayers to the family and know we all here at Hair Pros loved Bob dearly! God Bless!

Vicki Morten

May 11, 2018

We had so many fun times with Uncle Bob. He was a colorful kind and giving person. Very sad at his passing, but he’s up there hanging with the Gard boys now. So sorry to all the family. He was an unforgettable character.

Vicki Gard Morten