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Elinor P. Harvey

June 19, 1924 — March 16, 2024

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Elinor Shepard Purvis Harvey of Dillwyn, Virginia died March 16, 2024, at Cottingham Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Elinor was born in Buckingham County on June 19, 1924. She was the widowof Cale Cushing Harvey, Jr. and is survived by two sons, Cale Cushing Harvey III (Noreen) of Weiser,Idaho, and Philip Mason Harvey (Debbie) of Loveland, Ohio. She is also survived by four grandchildren-Aaron Harvey (Karen) of McCall, Idaho; Justine Krebs (Chris) of Olympia, Washington; Kate Parson (Carl)of Lebanon, Ohio; and Philip Harvey (Melanie-fiancé) of Loveland, Ohio, and seven great-grandchildren including Walker and Cooper Harvey of McCall, Idaho, Bear and Sawyer Krebs of Olympia, Washington, Chase Kemme of Lebanon, Ohio, and two step-great-grandchildren Sydney and Cayden Parson of Lebanon, Ohio.

Elinor was active throughout her life in church and community service spanning the places she lived in Ohio, Virginia, and the state of Washington. While living in Dillwyn, she was twice President of the Woman’s Club of Buckingham, twice President of Dillwyn Garden Club, and served as Chairman of the Board for White Hall Methodist Church. Her hobbies included bridge, creative writing , and nature.

Elinor was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II, proudly serving her country on active duty in the Atlantic Fleet Bureau of Personnel in Norfolk, Virginia.

A visitation will be at Dunkum Funeral Home in Dillwyn, Virginia on March 30th from 10:00am to12 noon. After the visitation, a graveside service for the family only will be held at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery at Sheppards, Virginia at 1:00pm. 

Memorial contributions may be made to White Hall Church, P O Box 891, Dillwyn, VA 23936 or to Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O David Wise, 606 Allen Rosen Road. Dillwyn, VA 23936.

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