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Shelia was born May 25, 1941, in Cleburne. Her father, Ernest Stewart, was killed when she was only five months old. Her mother remarried and the family moved from their native Hood County to Fort Worth. They later moved to a farm near Azle.
She was baptized into Christ at the Azle church of Christ in 1953 and graduated from Azle High School in 1959. In 1959 she married Kenton Harvey, the only boy she ever dated. They enjoyed 52 wonderful years together.
She was a devoted Christian, a faithful daughter, sister, preacher’s wife, a loving mother and grandmother and a dairyman’s wife. She loved singing, looking, sewing and quilting, traveling with her family and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Stewart, Elsie Fay Umphress Stewart Cotton and Lawson “Pappy Cotton; brothers, Leslie Stewart, Oran Cotton and Hassell Cotton; sisters, LaVee Wedgeworth, Shirley Looney and Loretta Markum, and two infant brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Kenton Harvey of Aledo; son, Perry Harvey and wife Gloria, daughter, Angela Harvey Archibald and husband Dan; grandsons Kaleb Harvey, Parker Harvey, Oliver Archibald, Kaydan Archibald, Noah Archibald and Sebastian Archibald, granddaughter Savannah Harvey; foster son Ricky Blackwell; sister Linda Dabney and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.