Jared Kendall Harvey

Jared K. Harvey, 38, Raytown, Missouri passed away April 25, 2016 at his home in Raytown.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Friday, April 29, 2016 with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM at Ivanhoe United Church of Christ, Raytown, Missouri.

Jared was born May 27, 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1995. Jared was gifted in music and the arts. He wrote poetry, music and painted abstract. Jared read everything he got his hands on. He loved his family and was a teller of many a joke, always making those around him laugh.

Jared was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl & Edna Brown and Bob & Georgia Harvey; and his Uncle Ron Harvey.

Survivors include his parents, Don & Mary Harvey; Sister, Jennifer Harvey Walsh (Jake); Nephew, Nathan Walsh; Uncle Lee & Aunt Donna Brown; many cousins; and a host of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society in honor of Jared’s love for animals.



  1. Billie harris on April 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Don and Mary we are sad about the loss of Jared.Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Jared was such a cool kid. Prayers and hugs to all of you. In Christian love Phil and Billie harris

  2. Kristin Masoner (Pieper) on April 28, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I had so many memories as a kid with Jared always hanging out at our home. He will be missed

  3. Scott Burt on April 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    My Condolences. Jared and I were really good friends throughout High School and had many good times together. When I found out that he had passed, I started remembering things that we did together or talked about that I haven’t thought about in YEARS. He was a great friend, I am thankful to have known him.

    Godspeed Jared

  4. Bruce Butler on April 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Though I heard Jared’s friendly voice on the phone, as Don’s friend and distant business partner, I knew him most through the reflection of his parents’ love. He was in their life. They welcomed him. They enjoyed him. He was clearly deserving of their love. He will be missed.

  5. Edith Cowan (Veliz) on April 29, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of him. He made me laugh, had a big heart, and wrote beautiful poetry. He will always be remembered and dearly missed.

  6. Sharan and David Lesmeister on April 30, 2016 at 8:31 am

    This world was truly blessed with Jared for 38 years. We are saddened by his departure. Hopefully, knowing he is in the hands of God, will give all of you comfort. Your loss is heaven’s gain. Our sincere sympathy goes out to Mary, Don, Jennifer, Jake and Nathan. Love you guys!

  7. Jenni Pollard (Croan) on May 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I very recently found out about the death of my dear old best friend. I am so sorry I was not around to pay my respects then. We had drifted too far apart over the years, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think about him often. Jared and I knew each other throughout middle and high school and he became my best friend during the summer before our senior year. He was a true friend to me and the first friend I ever had that actually deserved the title. He looked out for me, protected me, guided me. His family was always so welcoming and kind to me. I learned so many great things from Jared, from great music to how to drive a manual transmission. We had a lot in common. Some of my best memories are of the times we spent together, like the night we danced at Harry Starker’s. Jared was a thoughtful and kind human being and I am a better person for having gotten to share some of this life with him.

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