Lottie Jean Owen Harvey

Lottie Jean Owen Harvey

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CARBONDALE — Lottie Jane Owen Harvey, of Ridgewood, 94, formerly of Carbondale, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at home.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberleigh Harvey of Ridgewood, New Jersey; a brother, Frank W. Owen of Carbondale; and several nieces and nephews, including Anne Strawn from Carbondale, Bonnie Wright of Makanda, and Frankie Owen of Carbondale, Harriet Davis of Marion, Charles Owen III of Columbus, Ohio, and Mike Owen of Carbondale; great-nieces Julie Geoghan of Atlanta, Georgia, Teresa Owen of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tiffany Howard of Carbondale, and Jason Owen of Jackson, Missouri, Pam Smith of Edina, Minnesota, and Lisa Kratz of Woodbridge, Virginia; and great-nieces, Kathy Runyan of Hobbs, New Mexico, Christine Owen of Carbondale, and Frankie Owen of Du Quoin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Harvey; her parents, Charles and Celeste Owen; her brother, Charles Owen; and her sister, Edna Mae Owen.

Lottie earned a bachelors's degree in zoology at Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in zoology at the University of Illinois.

Lottie taught high school biology, health, general science and physical education in Illinois and taught biology and general science in New Jersey. After retiring from teaching, Lottie was on the staff of the University of Bridgeport, worked as a computer programmer and later served on the staff of Quinnipiac College School of Law.

Lottie was an active member of the AAUW, UMW, NABT, and AABT for many years.

While in college Lottie was an active member of Delta Sigma Epsilon and Future Teachers Association.

Lottie interests included genealogy, antiques, playing classical piano, veteran's programs, Bible study, travel with her daughter, competitive chess, online education with the Great Courses Programs, and spending time with her daughter and their two Yorkies, Koko and Wyley.

A graveside Christian burial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Unbridled Heroes Project at https:/unbridledheroes.org.

For information, visit www.vanemburgh.com.

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