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10/24/2019 12:41:00 PM
Thomas Duane Harvel
May 1, 1942 - October 23, 2019

Thomas Duane Harvell, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:49 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

He was born on May 1, 1942 in Brown County, Ill. the son of Dudley and Betty (VanHynning) Harvell. He married Karen Kay Orr on December 14, 1960 in the Free Methodist Church in Taylorville. Tom retired from Bridgestone Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and he was a member of the NRA, Illinois Forestry Program and NWTF. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

He is survived by his wife: Karen Kay Harvell of Taylorville, Ill.; son: Gerald Thomas (Kristy) Harvell of Taylorville, Ill.; daughter: Lori Lynn Herman of Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren: Mallory Herman, Shelby Herman and Fiancé Keith Westbrook, Cheryl Casad, Samantha (Brian) Leach; great-grandchildren: Domanic and Kynslee Leach, Zayden McDowell, Nolyn and Kasyn Westbrook; step-grandchildren: Cierah, Quincy, Kylianna and Christian Leach; sisters: Cherilyn Mundhenke of Morrisonville, Ill.; Christine Manzi of Henderson, Nev., Kathy (Michael) Hemmer of Blodgett, Ore., Melissa (Mark) Randolph Pueblo, Colo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Zeke Harvell and sisters: Pam and Kelly Harvell.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial Service will follow the visitation starting at 7:00 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Don Bettis officiating.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at

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