Martha Jean Harvey
1922 - 2020
Martha Jean Harvey

97, Martha Jean Harvey died April 15, 2020, at Hospice House in Bloomington, shortly after filing her taxes. She may have lived longer but could not tolerate one more WH press briefing.

Jean was born August 10, 1922, in Indianapolis to Eugene and Mary Belle Sims.

She graduated from Shortridge HS in 1940, attended Butler University and graduated from IU School of Nursing in 1944. She worked at various IU hospitals in Indianapolis after raising four adorable, intelligent children.

She was smart, funny and kind. Her final act of generosity was the donation of her body to IU Medical School.

Jean was preceded in death by her friend and former husband V.K.Harvey, Jr., brother George Sims and many pet cats.

She is survived by her cat Holly; children Mary Knotts (Deb) of Madison, WI, Dan Harvey (Beth) of Lake Mills, WI, Ken Harvey of Indianapolis and Barb Harvey of Bloomington; grandchildren Andrew Knotts, Jane Harvey and Jared Harvey; and one great-grandson.

No memorial contributions are necessary, as she has sent money in response to every charitable solicitation she received in the past year.

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Published by The Indianapolis Star from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2020.
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Kenneth Vandenbroucke
April 28, 2020
Rest easy Martha. Bless her family for such a beautiful tribute to her she would've loved that
April 24, 2020
Martha's obituary makes me and many others wish we had known her. God bless her and her family. ❤
Maureen Farrell
April 23, 2020
After reading this obituary, I deeply regret never having met Martha Jean Harvey. She definitely was my kind of person, and maybe one day, our ashes may mingle at the IU Medical School plot.
Alison Brown
April 21, 2020
I never had the privilege of meeting her, but Martha Harvey's obituary has enriched my life and many more today ... it has been widely circulated! I salute her and her family and thank them for sharing this delightful tribute. Turns out, my mother Mary Jo Bradley (née Albright) was in the same SHS 40 class.
Jane Bradley
April 21, 2020
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