John W. “Jack” Harvey

Last Updated on April 18, 2015 by cassnetwork

harveyJohn W.  “Jack” Harvey, 92, of Logansport, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in his grandson’s home in Florida.

Born January 22, 1923, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Edward and Lillie (Simpson) Harvey.  He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Ann “Toots” (Streu) Harvey on January 24, 1943, in the former Market Street United Methodist Church.

Jack was a 1941 graduate of Royal Center High School, a member of the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and a 60+ year member of the Freemasonry.

Jack worked on the railroad in his early years and served two terms as Cass County Recorder from the mid-1970’s to early 1980’s.

In 1945, Jack and Toots opened Harvey’s Drive-In Restaurant at the corner of Market and Wilkinson streets.  They installed a counter and eight stools, a pop cooler and grill and opened on the Fourth of July of that year, offering curb service.  Harvey’s was one of the first drive-ins in this community.  For over 50 years, Jack and Toots worked side-by-side in their popular establishment.

Jack also had a life-long passion for horses which he shared graciously with his family and friends.

Surviving are his sister, Jean (Harvey) Cantrell Ohio;  sister-in-law, Betty Streu, Logansport; two granddaughters, Kimberly Minniear and husband, Clyde of Carmel and Beth Skaggs and husband Wayne of Atlanta, GA; grandson, John Arthington and Victoria Losser of Punta Gorda, FL, seven great-grand children, Adrian Morrissey and husband Jason, Garrett Minniear and fiancé Cassie, Jonathon, Spencer  and Samuel Skaggs, Anne Marie and Emma Arthington, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by, daughter Sarah Ann “Sally” Clark on March 24, 2011 and wife, Margaret Ann “Toots” Harvey on April 19, 2011, one brother, Lionel Harvey, and one sister, Ione (Harvey) Scanlan.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. George Plasterer officiating.

Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Monday in the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass County 4-H Horse & Pony Club in care of the Cass County Extension Office, 200 Court Park Logansport, IN 46947.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

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