Neva Layton Harvey, 71

March 26, 2009

AUG. 15, 1937-MARCH 24, 2009

Neva Layton Harvey, 71, of 1213 Hillbrook Drive in Hagerstown, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 5:13 p.m. She died at home after a struggle with lung cancer.

Born Aug. 15, 1937, in Amaranth, Fulton County, Pa., Neva Elnora Layton Harvey was the daughter of the late Chester William and Goldie Elnora McKee Layton.

Neva graduated from Southern Fulton High School in Warfordsburg, Pa., class of 1956.

She worked for Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Md., from 1956 to 1968 in the offices of library, finance and insurance.


She attended Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

Her hobby was genealogy. She had a database of 94,604 individuals, 34,096 marriages and 9,354 surnames in her computer, mostly all families that lived in and are living in Fulton County, Pa.

She was the beloved wife of Charles William Harvey (born in Keyser, W.Va.), and married Jan. 18, 1959, at Jerusalem Christian Church in Warfordsburg by Pastor Ray Mallow.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 50 years, is one son, Lawrence Wayne, and wife, Sheila (Bowman) Harvey, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Preceding Neva in death are one daughter, Linda Sue, on April 24, 1964; one son, Allen Charles, on May 1, 2007; two brothers, Harper Chester Layton on Feb. 26, 2008, and Reed McKee Layton on Dec. 29, 2008; and three half sisters, Edna Wolfe on March 26, 2003, Vernona Mary Ryder on Sept. 25, 2005, and Idella Myrtle Hollinger on May 8, 2006.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Jerusalem Christian Church, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Delmas Bard and the Rev. Katherine L. Lippy will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Viewing will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, and Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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