Carolyn Harvey, 82

Carolyn Julia (Eller) Harvey passed away peacefully at the Bethesda Home in Goessel, Kansas, on May 20, 2022 at the age of 82. She was born November 13, 1939 to George LeRoy Eller and Hazel Irene (Proctor) Eller on a farm in Smith County, Kansas. She was the youngest of five children.
Carolyn attended school in Gaylord, Kansas, and graduated from high school in 1957. Soon after graduation, she moved to Denver, Colorado, to work as a clerk in a downtown Denver business.
While working in Denver, Carolyn met Loren Harvey while Loren and her brother, Paul Eller, were in training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. On June 14, 1959 they were married at the First Nazarene Church in Gaylord. The young couple established their home in Beloit, Kansas.
Carolyn and Loren were blessed with two sons, Leroy and Eric. Carolyn was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner during the early years of her sons' lives.
In 1970, she was the Lead Census taker for Mitchell County, Kansas. After completing her tenure in this role, she provided daycare for other families in the family home. In 1980, she began as a substitute food service worker for USD 273 in Beloit, and was soon a full-time food service worker at Beloit Elementary School.
Carolyn loved reading, sewing clothes for her sons, cross stitching, canning vegetable from the family garden, making baby blankets for friends and family, doing puzzles, playing cards, and attending activities for Leroy and Eric. During her retirement, Carolyn enjoyed camping with friends, volunteering at the church, Mitchell County Hospital, and on the Mitchell County election board, and of course, attending the activities of her grandchildren as often as possible. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Beloit, the United Methodist Women, and the Order of the Eastern Star in Beloit and later in Clay Center.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, Loren; son, Leroy and wife Winsome of McPherson, Kansas; three grandchildren, Gavin, Collin, and Isabella; two sisters-in-law, Betty Eller and Elaine Eller; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Bernice and Blache; brothers, Richard and Paul; and her son, Eric.
Funeral services will be at 11 AM Thursday, May 26, at the Beloit First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 1-7 PM Wednesday, May 25, at the Roberts Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Church, Solomon Valley Hospice of Beloit, Nicol Home of Glasco, Good Shepherd Hospice of Newton, or the Bethesda Home of Goessel.
Roberts Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
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