Marian V. Harvey
At 7:25 a.m., August 17, 2014 Sister Marian V. Harvey stepped on the platform to board the 7:45 morning train bound for glory. Those awaiting her arrival include her husband, son and a host of relatives and friends. Also waiting is most of the St. John Senior Choir so she can once again play piano for them as she did for over 40 years.
Marian was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, August of 1921 and attended school there. She was raised by her stepfather and mother, Allen and Mary MartinPage. On September 16, 1942 Marian married Charles A. Harvey. From this union they reared four children who were affectionately known as Larry, the twins and the baby. She was mostly a homemaker, but worked some domestic jobs before going to work at the Parsons Ammunition Plant for a number of years.
Marian lived in Independence, Kansas until deciding to move to Grandview, MO where she could be closer to her children. In 2009 with her health declining she moved to Raytown, MO. In recent years Sister Harvey lived with Alzheimers and fought to live a life with dignity till the end.
She is preceded in death by her husband Charles and son, Larry as well as her mother, four brothers, Ivan, Noble, Cardin and John and one sister Leola Page.
Those left to cherish her memory include, daughters Colleen Sanders, Grandview, MO, Charline Wiley, Kansas City, MO and Dolores Harvey, Raytown, MO. She is also survived by one sister Jean Parker, Tacoma, WA, three grandchildren, Stacy Jackson, Grandview, MO, Donovan Harvey, Kansas City, MO and Kenya Wiley, Kansas City, MO. Other survivors include six greatgrandchildren, and three greatgreat grandchildren.
September 2006, Mother Harvey received an award for being a member of St. John for more than fifty years. Although she moved from Independence, St. John always remained in her heart.
Funeral services for Mother Harvey will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Montgomery presiding, burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Webb Rodrick Chapel Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.