Shirley Harvey 1937-2021

Shirley Harvey 1937-2021

Shirley Ann (Oden) Harvey passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born on Feb. 11, 1937, in Horton, to Harold D. Oden and Eva M. Latimer. She attended school in the Holton area.

In 1956, Shirley was working at H.M. Ives Printing as a proofreader, where she met the love of her life, Robert Lee Harvey, all because Robert threw a snowball, hitting her in the face, and sent her earmuffs to the front of her head. They were married on July 29, 1956, at First Christian Church in Holton, and they celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage, a love that was timeless! Robert preceded Shirley on Sept. 22, 2016.

From this union, four sons were born: James (Marilyn), Mayetta, and John, Joseph and Jeff (Dilynn), all of Topeka.

Survivors also include eight grandchildren, Tanya (Scott) Bayless, Topeka, Crystal Nelson, Lawrence, Teresa (James) Chipman, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Shawna Harvey, Topeka, Dale (Stacy) Harvey, Hays, Shannon Harvey, Holton, and Amanda and CJ Harvey, Topeka; 13 great-grandchildren, with a new arrival expected in October 2021; two great-great-grandchildren, with a new arrival expected later this month; and her beloved dog, Scotty.

The family will have private graveside services at a later date. Any memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s honor to Helping Hands Humane Society.


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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