Lorie (Harvey) Harbison

Born: Sun., May 8, 1960
Died: Sat., Dec. 29, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 02, 2013
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 03, 2013
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

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EATON – Lorie (Harvey) Harbison, age 52, Eaton, died Saturday Dec. 29, 2012, at home following an illness.  Born in Marion on May 8, 1960, she grew up in the Muncie/Cowan area and later moved near Eaton in 1981.  She graduated from Daleville High School in 1978 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Ball State University.  She was working on completing her Master’s degree at Ball State until becoming ill.  Lorie was working as a dialysis nurse at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and had worked there for 31 years.  She was a Certified Nephrology Nurse, an American Heart Association Instructor, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau – Nursing Honorary and Delaware County Master Gardeners.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, James “Jim” Harbison; 3 sons: James E. Harbison (wife: Keri), Yorktown, Michael Harbison, Eaton, and Cary Harbison, Eaton; a brother: Todd Harvey (wife: Tawni), Chesterfield; her “second dad” James E. Cox, Daleville; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father: Terrence Eugene Harvey; her mother: Martha Jane (Comer) Cox, and a sister: Diana Curtis.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Meacham Funeral Service, Albany.  Cremation will follow.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Connie (Mader) Fink
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
So sorry to hear about Lorie. I graduated with her at DHS and was friends with Diana. I had not heard about Diana until recently. We will keep her family in our thoughts and prayers.

Ernie Lease
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
So sorry to hear about Lorie. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim and family. I worked with Lorie in the Acute Dialysis Unit for 4 years and thought the world of her. She was not only a great manager but great to work for and very helpful to new nurses in the unit. She will be greatly missed. I am not sure if I can make it to the funeral hame but I will try.

Melinda (Finch) Bussa
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Lorie's passing. I also graduated with her at Daleville High School. She is so sweet and mild mannered I would have loved to see her at our next reunion. I am sorry for your loss of this special lady.
Melinda (Finch) Bussa
Terre Haute, Indiana

margie davis buffin
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
To the Harbison family, my sincere sympathy for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Kelli (Long) Granger
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Lorie's passing. I graduated with Lorie and she was a dear friend. So sweet, soft spoken and her smile and laughter was contagious. So many wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

Amy Furniss
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lorie was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was such a wonderful cousin, we had so much fun and great memories growing up. She was 10 years older than me, but she liked to hang out with me, which really made me feel good. Prayers for the family and all of those who had the honor of knowing such a sweet lady. God Bless.

Gene and Peggy Harvey
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Sorry to hear about your lost. Lori was a very nice person she will be sadly missed.Are prayers are with you and your family.

Patti Chambers
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
To the Harbison family, I was so sorry to hear of Lorie's passing. I worked with her in Dialysis, though I never worked in the acute unit. She was an excellent nurse and great mentor to me as another dialysis manager. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

Michele DeWitt-Educational Services with IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Educational Services sends their condolences to the family. Lorie was a well thought of American Heart Association CPR Instructor. She had been doing this since at least 1986. She will be missed.

sandy carmichael
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Lorie and family were neighbors on Fuson Rd. I also am an RN for 28 yrs at
Ball Hospital. I always loved seeing Lorie I loved her smile , She also was such a great nurse and so intelligent, so soft spoken and caring. I send condolences to your family.

Steve & Anna Douthitt
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
So sorry about your loss. Our deepest condolences. Steve & Anna Douthitt

Anita Wright
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
So sorry to hear about Lorie's passing.
She was a VERY important part of my life.
I first met her when she volunteered at the Eaton Public Library.
When I was deathly ill Nov 2008-Jan 2009, I met her again when I was on dialysis.
What a welcome sight her face was for me, such a comforting sweet face.
Most important was that she was the one that came to tell me...
I was officially off dialysis! Praise the LORD!
I was blessed for having known her.

Brenda Sloan
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
My heart and prayers go out to all of you (Jim, James, Michael and Cary). Lorie was such a caregiver and touched so many lives throughout her life. All of you must be so proud of her; I know she was proud of each of you. I have gotten to know her well over the last few years and will always think of her as my garden blooms every year and I look at my "cute" monkey she made me; my desk companion; each and every day. I feel very blessed to have known such a wonderful women. Love and Prayers Brenda Sloan

Ovel Dobbs, Jr.
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Todd, Jim and the Harbison Family,

As children growing up, the Harvey family lived next door to my Aunt and Uncle on Fuson Rd. Diane, Lorie and Todd were like sisters and brother to me and I loved them dearly. I always felt their pain at the loss of their father. I loved and respected Jane for the strength she had at keeping the family together. I was very respectful of Jim and was happy when their life with Jim happened, although I lost contact with them after the moved to Daleville.
I love you all dearly and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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