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Brenda Rose Harvey, age 59, of rural Lamar, Mo., passed away Saturday December 9, 2017, after a hard fought battle with gastric cancer, surrounded by her family at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, Mo.
Brenda was born November 17, 1958, in Lamar, Mo. She was the youngest of three children born to Russell and Doris (Morgan) Onstott. Brenda was a proud member of the Lamar High School class of 1976, and always enjoyed getting together with many of her former classmates.
On June 30, 1978, Brenda was united in marriage to her sweetheart, Mike Harvey, and together made their home and raised their two children near Lamar.
Shortly after being wed, the two began Mike Harvey Construction where they would go on to build over 150 new homes and businesses in the Lamar area. In the Spring of 1993, Brenda obtained her real estate license and began working for Barton County Real Estate. She later founded her own real estate office, Harvey & Co. Realty in 2010.
Brenda was a lifelong member of the Oakton United Methodist Church and was always ready and willing to volunteer wherever there was such a need. Brenda's greatest joy and most valued job was being Nana to her five grandkids. She was honored to have babysat all of them and was always a proud grandmother attending their numerous sporting events, livestock shows, and school functions.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Mike, of the home; their daughter, Brooke (Casey) Wiss and son, Brant (Erin) Harvey, all of Lamar; her brother, Ed (Brenda) Onstott, Lamar; her sister, Janis (John) Bauer, Lamar; brother-in-law, Bill (Bobbi) Harvey, Liberal; grandchildren, Stetson, Zavrie, and Maddix Wiss and Knox and Briggs Harvey; nieces and nephews, Kristin (Grady) Huke, Rodney (Lacee) Onstott, T.J. (Jill) Onstott, Jennifer (Austin) Choate, Jeff (Mandy) Bauer, Johnna (Jose) Chairez, Miranda Harvey, Trevor Harvey; 13 great-nieces and nephews; uncle, Jim Morgan, Lamar; aunt, Linda Morgan, Lamar; aunt, Patsy Andrews, Lamar; Honorary Papa, Jack Kirk; as well as a large extended family and a host of friends. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Doris Onstott; mother and father in-law, Charles (Chub) and Donna Harvey; and a great-nephew, Zeke Onstott.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 12th, at Daniel Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Oakton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Killey Cemetery or The Brenda Harvey Youth Scholarship Foundation.
Published on December 12, 2017
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