Barbara Scott Harvey

February 26, 1934 - October 27, 2020

Service Date: November 5, 2020

Funeral Home Harding Litwin Funeral Home

Barbara (Scott) Harvey, 86, of Tunkhannock, passed away at her home on October 27, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and best friends.  She was born on February 26, 1934, in Hop Bottom, PA and was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Carpenter) Scott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey, Sr., her son David Harvey, her son-in-law Craig McCarty, Brothers; Donald Scott, Larry Scott, Sisters; Rosalyn Scott,  Nancy Barnes, Lois, Sicher and Linda Valashinas.


Barbara worked as a cook at the Tunkhannock High School and spent her summers as a cook at Camp St. Andrew in Lemon, both for 28 years.  Barbara enjoyed life, she loved music, dancing and making people laugh.  Barbara’s greatest joy was her family, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She gave so much and was loved by so many.


She is survived by 3 children; James Jr. (Rick) Harvey and his wife, Diane of Lake Winola, Cindy McCarty of Tunkhannock, Shirley Richter and husband David of Springville with whom she resided, daughter-in-law, Vanessa Harvey of Pleasant Garden, N.C.,  son-in-law; Randy Bird of Tunkhannock. Grandchildren; Amanda and Ian Haygood of Fort Collins, CO, James Reese of Nashville, TN, Rebecca and Matthew Blaisure of Dimock, Hillary Bird of Tunkhannock, Cody Bird of Tunkhannock, Garrett Harvey and fiance Meghan Ramos of Pottstown, PA, Eric Sicher of Seattle, WA, Amanda and Jeremy Kacuba of Boston, MA, Breea and Ken Bush of Castle Rock, CO. Great grandchildren; Esmé, Bryn, Davis, Luke, Abigail, Amelia, Shea, Paisley, Perryn, Cole, Payton, and Brock, Brothers; William Scott of Texas, James Scott of Florida, Sisters; Shirley Bensley of Forest City, Marilyn Kilmer and husband Cecil of Nicholson, Joan Roberts and husband Jerry of Montrose, and many nieces, nephews and friends.


Sincere and heartfelt thanks go to her granddaughter Becca, who was her special angel and nurse.  She brought us all so much comfort and confidence in the care she gave to our mother, grandmother, sister and friend.


The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice of The Scared Heart for their compassionate care for Barbara.


A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Barbara to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.

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