Harvey Duane Venn
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 4:23pm admin
Harvey Duane Venn, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away while at his home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born March 24, 1937 in Enid, OK to Harvey N. and Zella P. (Huff) Venn and was 83 years old.
Harvey grew up and attended the schools in Winfield, KS. After graduation from Winfield High School, he also attended Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS where he received his associate degree. Harvey worked at Winfield State Hospital as a CNA in Winfield. Later, he was employed at Hackney Elevator in Winfield, processing grains and loading trucks. He also worked at Santa Fe Railroad for several years. He married Glenna Louise Kounter on June 2, 1980 in Miami, OK, and the two were happily married for 40 years. He and Glenna were longtime members of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Hutton Valley. Harvey loved to go bowling every week and had won a few awards over the years. He also enjoyed going to church, visiting his family, reading farm magazines, raising goats, and attending auctions. He especially liked to go to the Farmer's Market to purchase pecan-apricot cookies to share. Going to family reunions was probably his favorite thing to do; he would order strawberry-rhubarb pies in advance from well-known bakers and pick the pies up along the way so they would be fresh. He will be dearly missed by his family, his friends, and all who knew him.
Harvey is preceded in death by his wife, Glenna; his first wife and the mother of his children: Mary Elizabeth (Beth) (Dobson) Venn; his parents; his brothers: Dennis Venn and Charles Venn; his sisters: Kathy Moody and Phyllis Jackson; his sister-in-law, Ruth Rodriguez and her husband, Ralph; brothers-in-law: Truman Moody and Bill Jackson; son-in-law, Tony Sanders; great nephew, Matthew Tice; and two great-great nieces: Dakota and Scarlett Venn.
He is survived by his children: Rita Hallman and her husband, Terry of Goodwater, AL; Lisa Sanders, Brenda McDonald and her husband, Bryant, and Harvey Leonard Venn, all of Sylacauga, AL; his brothers: Curtis Venn and Mia of Willow Springs, Jerry Venn and his wife, Stella of Winfield, KS, and Jack Venn and his wife, Debbie of Enid, OK; his sister-in-law, Marcia Venn of Licking; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, church friends, and his bowling buddies.
The family would welcome either flowers or donations made to The Gideons International which may be left at the funeral home.
A graveside service for Harvey will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at l:00 P.M. at Pine Grove Cemetery with the family officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at www.willowspringsfuneralhome.com