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Helen R. Harvey

August 2, 1928 August 16, 2016
Helen R. Harvey
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HELEN R. HARVEY, 88, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her home. Helen was born August 2, 1928, in Newton Township, IL, to Walter P. and Catherine E. (Sullivan) Naftzger. She was educated in the Slocum Street Grade School of rural Whiteside County and was a 1946 graduate of Erie High School in Erie, IL. She received an Associate"s Degree in Education from Mt. Saint Clare College in Clinton, IA and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA. On April 16, 1949 she married Donald O. Harvey in Fulton, IL. He died on January 5, 1984. Helen was employed as an elementary school teacher in the rural Whiteside County school system, and was actively involved in farming on the family farm. She was a member of St. Mary"s Catholic Church in Morrison, and participated in the church"s Altar and Rosary Society. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister, C.C.D. teacher and funeral luncheon coordinator. Helen was an election judge for Union Grove Township and was a member of the Whiteside County Home Extension and "Busy Bees" neighborhood club. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Helen was an avid supporter of the 4-H program. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy (Bob) Countryman of Fulton, IL, Marilyn (Craig) Janssen of Lyndon, IL and Beth (Mark) Armstrong of Erie, IL; six grandchildren, Kimberly (Matt) Ewoldsen, Daniel (Julie) Janssen, Adam (Michelle) Janssen, Catherine "Katie" Armstrong, Joseph Donald (Ashley) Armstrong, Matthew Armstrong; eight great grandchildren, Owen and Kelsey Ewoldsen; Ethan, Makenna and Haley Janssen; Macie and Ava Janssen; Jack Armstrong; two step great grandchildren, Jocelyn and Andrew Enright; three sisters-in-law, Camilla Naftzger, Iona Harvey, and Darlene (Don) Foster; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; two sisters, Dorothy Enright and Marion Beswick; one brother, Rolland Naftzger.

FUNERAL MASS: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 20, 2016 at St. Marys Catholic Church - Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Father Daniel PetersVISITATION: 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery - Morrison, IL

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