VeteranDwight Jarvis

Dwight R. Jarvis, 91, of Lewistown, formerly of Havana, died at 1:43 a.m. Dec. 18, 2015, at the home of his daughter in rural Lewistown.

He was born June 24, 1924, in Camp Point, a son of Earl R. and Jessie B. Fowler Jarvis. He married Fairy E. Bloyd on Feb. 29, 1948, in Palmyra, Mo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2012.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynn (and Richard) Sipe of Kansas City, Mo., and Rebecca (and Charles) Shumaker of Lewistown; one sister, Shirley Statler of Carthage; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was a retired grocery store owner and operator.

He was a veteran and had served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was a member of Illinois Street Christian Church in Lewistown. He also was a member of the Lewistown Lodge AF and AM 104, Illinois Valley Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria, Alligator Club, Canton Elks and Moose Lodge, Lewistown VFW Post and Lewistown American Legion Post where he was past commander.

He graduated from Macomb High School in 1942.

Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Reverend Kenny Bloyd officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery where a military service will be conducted by the Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services at the memorial home.

Memorials may be made to the Lewistown Carnegie Public Library building fund.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/23/2015


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