Jeanette Harvey

Obituary of Jeanette G. Harvey


Jeanette Harvey, age 88, of Meshoppen, passed away Friday, 30 November, following a brief illness.


Wife of Donald Harvey, whom she married in 1954 and passed away in 2003.


One of eight children, daughter of James and Alice (McMillan) Gruver of Meshoppen, Jeanette was born in Plains Township, Wilkes Barre, PA in January 1930 and graduated from Meshoppen High School class of 1947.


Jeanette retired from PennDot in Tunkhannock and later worked at the Anthracite Museum in Scranton, Whipples and for several years at the convenient mart in Meshoppen.


She was an active member of Meshoppen United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of Meshoppen United Methodist Women.


She was a Junior Girl Scout troop leader in Meshoppen when her daughters were participants. She was also a Democrat committee person for Wyoming County during the 1970s and 80s. Jeanette and Donald raised four daughters and after the passing of their youngest daughter in 1987, raised three grandchildren. 


She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the young ones, going to the casino and bingo with her daughters. 


Survived by daughters, Eileen Rizzo, Alice Madden and her husband, Donald, and Kay Serine and her husband, Rocco. Her grandchildren, John Miller, Tom Smith (Megan), Kara Smith, Kimberly (Dylan) Villeneuve, Dominic (Kimberly) Serine and Shelby Madden (Christian Mazzocchi), much loved great grandchildren, Delilah, Ethan, Gunner, Piper, Aiden, James, Sophia, Kali, Nicholas and baby Olive due in January, her sister, Diane Saylor and brothers James Gruver, Leonard Gruver, Ted Gruver, brother-in-law Russell Harvey and sister in-law Doris Colbenson and many nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by her husband and parents, her daughter, Donna Smith, her brother, Wilbur Gruver and sisters, Rita Nichols and Marjorie Herman.


Interment will be held privately at the Nicholson Cemetery near her daughter and at the convenience of the family.


Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.


Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanette’s name to the Meshoppen United Methodist Women, Church Street, Meshoppen, PA 18630 or the donor’s choice.


Her family wishes to thank the staff of Scared Heart Hospice, The Gardens and Dr. Murray for their care during her illness.

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Final Resting Place

Sunlight Crematory Of Wilkes-Barre
628 Nanticoke St
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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