The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

January 21, 2014

Willa R. Harvey

MACUNGIE, PA. — HARVEY – Willa R., 86, Macungie, Pa., died Jan. 20, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Ehrenfeld, Pa., daughter of William and Annie M. (Gray) Harvey. Willa was preceded in death by parents; sisters, Meriam Dishong, Johnstown; Annie, Macungie; and brothers, David, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Roy, Annapolis, Md. Survived by brothers, Robert, Florida;  Bruce, Allentown, Pa.; and sisters, Helen and Esther, from Macungie, Pa. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews, 17 great-nieces and -nephews and five great-great-nephews. Willa worked at several locations around South Fork after graduation from the former South Fork Croyle High School in 1945. She moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for White Motors Co. until she retired. Willa loved crafts and moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where she opened a retail craft store and traveled many western states as a vendor at craft shows. Later, Willa moved to Macungie, Pa., to live with her sisters until becoming a resident at Phoebe Health Care Center, Allentown. Willa was very supportive of family, keeping up with all her nieces and nephews activities and attending their various performances. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, the Rev. David Butler. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown. Family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to be made to the charity of your choice. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)

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