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Waverly Ann Jarvis, age 85, of Withee, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Rev. Bonnie Cain will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the church in Withee. Burial will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Waverly was born September 14, 1927 to Clarence and Evelyn (Peterson) Mitchell in Iron River, MI. Waverly attended Iron River Schools and graduated from Iron River High School in 1945. She worked at the Telenews Theater in Chicago the summer of 1945 and attended the Masonic School of Nursing in Chicago and earned a RN Degree in 1948, when she moved back to Iron River and worked at the Chrystal Falls Hospital as a nurse for 3 years. Waverly married Arthur Jarvis on June 17, 1950 at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River, MI. After their marriage they moved to East Lansing, MI, where Art attended Michigan State University and earned a degree in Veterinary Medicine. They later moved to Cornell, WI for 3 years and moved to the Owen-Withee area and reside ever since. Waverly was the volunteer coordinator for the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen for more than 25 years.
Waverly was a generous and kind person that loved to golf, travel and meet new people. Among her travels she loved Hawaii and Greece the most. She was an active member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee.

Waverly is survived by her son, Gary (Glorinda Marie) Jarvis of San Francisco Bay area, CA, her granddaughter; Angelina (Randy) Severson of the San Francisco Bay area and a great-grandson; Orion Severson, her sister; Jeannine (Jack) Watt of Iron River, MI and other relatives and friends.
Waverly is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter; Gayle Jarvis, and two brothers; Jim Mitchell and Bill Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to Nazareth Lutheran Church.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to



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