Yvonne Harvey (1926 - 2014)

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    - Lyman Strickland & the Staff of Strickland Funeral Home
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Yvonne Lucille Harvey, 88, of Crystal River, Florida, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at The Life Care Center of Citrus County. She was born to the late Peter and Edna Hansen July 6, 1926, in Cook County, Illinois. In 1948, she married the late Ernest Ratzel and they had two children. Years after his death, she married the late George Harvey in 1976.
Through the years, Yvonne worked in the service industry, from a waitress in prestigious restaurants to a nurse assistant to a retail associate. Even in the last years of her life, she was known for asking the nurses at the Life Care Center if help was needed. The nurses loved her helpful attitude and how she cared for others.
Yvonne is survived by her sister and her husband, Janis and Quinn Harnett; her daughter, son and their spouses, Sandra and Dale Banghart, James and Mary Ratzel; four grandchildren, Denise and Eric Bittner, Mark and Cheryl Ratzel, Amanda and Peter Bracknell and Brian Smilde; five great-grandchildren, Connor, Meagan, Nathan, Kathryn and Lillian; many wonderful nieces and nephews; as well as her two favorite grandchildren, Bear and Peanut Ratzel. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, James Smilde.
Funeral services will be held at Strickland Funeral Home in Crystal River at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, followed by the final burial at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 9, 2014