Carol “Jeanne” Harvey, 88, passed away on April 29, 2022 at Glen Oaks in Urbandale. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 16, 1933. Jeanne was the daughter of Lester and Ethel (Jensma) Bierma.
Jeanne graduated from Lincoln High School and got her BA at Drake University. She shared her joy of learning with countless students over her 48-year teaching career, the majority spent at Jackson Elementary. Jeanne’s beautiful smile, warmth and humor were spread freely. She held her family and friends close, famous for bringing them together for her cherished annual “Park Party”.
Jeanne is survived by her daughters Libby (Dana) Harvey-Hill and Tamara Harvey; grandchildren Lake Hill, Cooper Hill, Morgan (Michael) Johnson, Ava (Justin) Erdman and Griffin (Courtney) Harvey; 5 great grandchildren; siblings Larry (Kris) Bierma, Lonnie Bierma, Juanita Hicks, Gary (Deb) Bierma and Bonnie (Jarvey) Sorenson, as well as other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Harvey; daughter Brenda Harvey; sisters Peggy Liston and Rita Bierma; and her parents.
Services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines. The family will greet guests one hour prior to services. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter.