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Services Thursday for Rita Harvey

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Rita Harvey, age 56 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on January 9th, 2015.

She was born on March 12th, 1958, in Gary, IN to Valentin O. and Helen (Sanchez) Garcia.

She is survived by her mother, Helen Garcia of Portage; siblings, Helen (Nick) Appelman of Portage, J.J. (Tanya) Garcia of Los Angeles, CA, and Sophie (Ernie, deceased) Walker of Chesterton; step siblings, Victoria (Ralph) Arenas of San Antonio, TX, and Valentin O. (Teresa) Garcia Jr. of Florence, S. Carolina; step-son, Thomas (Becca Broderick) Harvey Jr. of Chesterton, and step-grandchildren, Brittney, Alexis, Destiny and Collin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Harvey Sr.; father, Valentin O. Garcia; and brother, Louis Garcia. Rita was a lifelong area resident and former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Rita attended services at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage and loved motorcycles, the beach, and spending time with her family. She worked for 34 years as a waitress and manager at Burns Harbor Plaza and Buckhorn Restaurant.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 15th, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN, 46368, with Deacon Richard Huber officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home, with Rosary Service at 4:00 pm. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Posted 1/13/2015




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