Gladys Harvey, 92

Gladys D. Harvey, 92, Wabash, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Wabash County Hospital. 

She was born Nov. 5, 1920 in Elnora, 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 five 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, Rob Dove, Crista Dove Carroll, Terry Dove, and Cathy Dove Gingerich, all of Elnora, Tamra Dove Beckman, Washington, Ind., James Long, North Judson, Carol Ann Stallions, Martinsville, Jackie Dove Phillips, Smithfield, Va., Dean Pielemeier, Mitchell, Karen Miller, Melrose, Mass., Phyllis Dove Shepard, South Bend, Cheryl Dove Hennebruck, Hanson, Ky., Jay Pielemeier. Paoli, Thomas Dove and Roland Dove.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Donald, and Gilbert Dove, and three sisters, Jeanette Dove Pielemeier, Ruth Dove Miller, and Edith Dove Long.

Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash on Saturday, April 20, Rev. Kurt Freeman officiated.  Burial followed in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. 

Preferred memorial is Wabash High School Library.

The memorial guest book for Gladys may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Apr 22