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     Harvey Russell Letton, age 77, of Lamar, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Barton County Memorial Hospital following a long illness.


     Harvey was born November 21, 1932, at Nashville, Missouri, to Russell and Grace (Taylor) Letton.  He attended a one-room, eight-grade school at North Star and graduated from Mindenmines High School in 1950.  He worked on the family farm until entering the U.S. Army February 3, 1953.  After two years of active duty in the U.S. and France, Harvey served in the Army Reserve until 1961.


     On March 1, 1955, at Nashville, Harvey married Donna Jones and they made their home and farmed in Barton County for more than 50 years.  After retiring in 1998, they moved to Lamar.  Harvey was a faithful member of Nashville Christian Church where he served as an elder and taught Sunday school.  He was a member of Jasper V.F.W. Post 6415.


     Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; three sons, Robert & wife Brigitte Letton, Woodland Hills, California, Donald Letton, Denver, Colorado, and Brian & wife Bonnie Letton, Pecatonica, Illinois; a sister, Celia Good, rural Pittsburg, Kansas; a cousin, William Taylor, Pittsburg; and two granddaughters, Wia Yea and Grace Letton, the light of his life.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 22nd at Nashville Christian Church.  Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery with military honors conducted by Jasper VFW Post 6415.  


     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Nashville Christian Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.




#12 Now In OKC, OKWade Allen and Family 2010-03-31 19:26
From our house right down the road in 63 our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and sons. We left Lamar in 1970, but Lamar and the area aound it was always Home.
God Bless and Comfort you in your time of loss.
We Live In Hope...
Wade Allen
#11 Lamar, Mo 64759Alan Washburn 2010-02-17 21:20
Harvey was always thinking and always enjoyed seeing him. Our sympathy to you family from our family
Alan Washburn
#10 Baxter Springs, KSEd & Charlie\ Trease 2010-01-22 14:57
Dear Donna, We are so sorry for your loss. I have to beleive that Harvey and Anna is setting up there in heaven as we speak planning their spring garden. Both of them in a new more wonderful body. They both had such joy in their Lord and their need in being close to the earth. With much Love, you and your family are and will be in our prayers.
#9 Joplin MoDr Gene & Judy Langevin 2010-01-21 20:58
Dear Donna and Family,
We share in your sorrow, and rejoice in
Harvey's peace. Always remember the
good times and memories.
#8 webb city, MOcindy morgan and Shenel king 2010-01-21 19:28
My thoughts and prayers will be with you, Donna and your family. May god bless you and help you thru this time of grief.

cindy morgan and Shenel
#7 Hendersonville,NC 28791Wayne & Andrea Roberts 2010-01-21 18:10
It has been wonderful knowing you and Harvey and the good example he set before us as your neighbor. He was a wonderful person. We always felt priviledge when you stayed with us in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.........God bless you, Bobby, Donny, and Brian and come and see us in North Carolina......
Wayne And Andrea
#6 Alamosa, CoHR&Carolyn Archer 2010-01-21 09:48
We are sorry for your loss.Wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#5 Pittsburg,KS 66762Marvellee Schneider 2010-01-20 09:54
Marvellee Schneider and family send their sincerest sympathies to the family of Harvey Letton. Marvelle said she baked the wedding cake for your wedding.
May God bless you at this time of your stress.
#4 Lamar, MissouriJudy and Jimmy Dale Fast 2010-01-19 23:51
Donna, just wanted you to know you are in our prayers. We will be gone on our vacation to Mexico during the services for Harvey. I am sure he is not suffering now. He was a very kind man and we will all miss him. Love you, Jimmy and Judy
#3 Truman HealthcareBrandy Howard 2010-01-19 18:20
The little time that I got to know Harvey, I learned he was a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss and he will be greatly missed by all of us. Your family is in our thoughts are in my thoughts and prayers.

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