Alberta F. (Morrow) Harvey, 86, OF Deer Ridge, MO, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter. She was born on September 20, 1926, near Deer Ridge, MO, the daughter of Emer Lewis and Lucy A. Vice Morrow.
She was united in marriage to Edwin L. Harvey, Sr. on October 23, 1946 and they made their home near Deer Ridge. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1971. She was a lifelong member of the Deer Ridge Community.
Survivors include her daughter, Louise (Albert) St. Clair of Wyaconda, MO, and a son Edwin Harvey, Jr. of LaBelle, MO; eight grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Ayer of Verona, MO, Melanie (Brian) Danielson of Rockford, IL, Chad (Erica) Harvey of Houston, TX, Beth Harvey and Luci Harvey of Phoenix, AZ, Robert (Nicole) Harvey of Fulton, MO, Holly (Jay) Epperson of Jefferson, City, MO and Adam Harvey of LaBelle, MO, eleven great grandchildren, Olivia and Caleb Ayer, Mason and Abigail Coons and David Danielson, Emma and Coen Harvey, Ethan Harvey, Cody McReynolds, Kadence Bridgeman and Rylynn Epperson, one brother Cecil Morrow of LaBelle, MO, two sisters, Maxine Nichols of Williamstown, MO, and Dorothy Webster of Wyaconda, MO and two sisters-in-law, Norma Harvey and Nelda Crider both of LaBelle, MO and brother-in-law, William Brightwell of LaBelle, MO, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her youngest son, Thomas Lewis Harvey on February 23, 1983, a granddaughter Mary Catherine in infancy, brothers, Wayne, Ivan, Wilbur, Roy Otis, Harold and Vance Morrow, sisters; Dema Carlson, and Betty Brocksmith, brothers and sisters-in-law, Maureen Morrow, Walter Carlson, Jr., Marjorie Morrow, Reuben Nichols, Eugene Webster, Leon Brocksmith, Ruth Morrow, Roxie Morrow, and Icie Morrow.
She graduated from LaBelle High School in 1946, and was baptized in the Deer Ridge Methodist Church at a young age. She was presently attending the LaBelle Christian Church. She had worked at the LaBelle Manor for several years and liked to do word search puzzles, read, crochet afghans, do embroidery work, and watch Westerns, especially John Wayne. She was a farm wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandchildren found her to be a wealth of knowledge and loved her cooking and sweet tea.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 24, 2012, at the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, MO. Pastor Rob Quillin officiated the services. Burial was in the LaBelle Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chad Harvey, Robert Harvey, Adam Harvey, Jason Ayer, Jay Epperson and Brian Danielson. Honorary bearers were Clark Harvey, John Harvey, Paul Harvey, Bryon Harvey, Gary Webster, Mike Webster, Steve Webster and Rick Morrow.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri, the LaBelle Cemetery or Deer Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447. www.hudsonrimerfh.com