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Harvey J. Seely

February 14, 1934 — January 24, 2024

Liberty, Missouri

Harvey J. Seely

HARVEY J. SEELY

 

          Harvey J. Seely, 89, a beloved Liberty resident, passed peacefully on January 24, 2024, at Pleasant Valley Manor, with loved ones and friends at his side.

          Harvey was born February 14, 1934, the youngest of three children of Harvey and Henrietta (Smith) Seely.  He was a member of the Liberty High School class of 1952.  Harvey graduated from high school on a Friday and began barber school the next Monday.      

          Harvey worked as a barber first in Claycomo, and later, on the Liberty square for six decades. In 1954, he went to work at Paul Mitchell’s shop on Kansas Street, and later worked for Riley Dill. Harvey purchased the shop from Riley in 1971 and operated Harvey’s Barber Shop in the same location until he retired in 2013. Harvey’s was not only a place for a great haircut, but conversation about all things Liberty. Harvey was a masterful storyteller, as well as a concerned friend and confidant to often multiple generations of customers.  He knew no stranger and was always ready to help a friend in need.  On December 8, 1975, Harvey married the love of his life, his wife Susi, and they worked alongside each other at the shop for 35 years.  

          Harvey was very active in the Liberty community and supporter of the Liberty Blue jays. He was a lifetime member of Second Baptist Church and served the past 39 years as Liberty constable.

          Along with his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Susi; siblings, Norma James and Billy Seely; and grandson, Jacob Sallee.

          Harvey’s family includes daughters, Cathy Helton (Eddie), Cindy Seely, and Julie Kramer (Eric); seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; two nieces, a nephew, and their families; and countless friends. He will be missed.

          Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating his life at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 30, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.  Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Second Baptist Church, Liberty.

          You may share a message with Harvey’s family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com.   Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

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