Gladys Dove Harvey


November 5, 1920 - April 17, 2013

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Gladys D. Harvey, 92, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born November 5, 1920 in Elnora, Indiana to Charles and May (Hastings) Dove.

Gladys married Garl C. Harvey in Wabash, on June 2, 1962; he died July 5, 1975. Having a grandmother, two sisters, and now 5 nieces who are teachers, education has been foremost in her life. She was a graduate of Indiana University and the Indiana State Teachers College. Mrs. Harvey taught in public schools in Elnora, LaPorte Co., and West Lafayette Schools before coming to Wabash in 1946. She came as the Wabash High School Librarian, where she retired in 1986. She had served during WWII as the civil service librarian at a Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. She also taught summer school at Manchester College, was interim librarian at the Wabash Carnegie Library, and more recently taught 20 years at IVY Tech college in Wabash.

A member of the Wabash First United Methodist Church, she was also a volunteer at the Honeywell Center since its opening. She has been the board secretary for eight years for the Wabash County Historical Museum. As a genealogist, she did research for persons coast to coast, and in Europe. She also volunteered for the Red Cross Bloodmobile. In addition she served on the board and as a president of the Woman's Clubhouse.

Mrs. Harvey is survived by the following nieces and nephews, Janice Pielemeier and Shannon Pielemeier, both of New Albany, Indiana, Rob Dove, Crista Dove Carroll, Terry Dove, and Cathy Dove Gingerich, all of Elnora, Indiana, Tamra Dove Beckman of Washington, Indiana, James Long of North Judson, Indiana, Carol Ann Stallions of Martinsville, Indiana, Jackie Dove Phillips of Smithfield, Virginia, Dean Pielemeier of Mitchell, Indiana, Karen Miller of Melrose, Massachusetts, Phyllis Dove Shepard of South Bend, Indiana, Cheryl Dove Herrenbruck of Hanson, Kentucky, Jay Pielemeier of Paoli, Indiana, Thomas Dove and Roland Dove. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold, Donald, and Gilbert Dove, and 3 sisters, Jeanette Dove Pielemeier, Ruth Dove Miller, and Edith Dove Long.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kurt Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash High School Library.

The memorial guest book for Gladys may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.