Macie N. Jarvis

Macie Nadine Jarvis, 89, of Salem, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the Salem Care & Rehabilitation Center, following a prolonged illness.

Macie was born Jan. 18, 1924 in Elmira, W.Va. (Braxton County), the youngest child of the late Francis Lee and Bertha Olive (Edgell) Kendall. She spent her days as a homemaker for her loving family. Macie was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Salem and was a dedicated Christian who loved teaching Sunday school, working with Awana’s, and performing in church plays. She will always be remembered for giving to and serving others and was well known for reciting poetry, much of which she learned when she was a young girl. Macie was the last surviving member of her family.

She is survived by her loving husband, William Russell Jarvis who were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1971; children, Gary Short (Kathy), Oregon; Allen Short (Helen), Virginia; Brian Short (Blair), Virginia; Marie Michenor (David), Indiana; Sharon Hazen (John), Ohio; Lenore Greenawalt (Leonard), Salem, along with 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Russell “Dale” Jarvis; grandson, Swain Leonard Greenawalt III; brothers, Ambert, Adrian, Selby and Drexel Kendall, and sisters, Pearl Brown, Myrtie Cottrill, Hazel Hall, Chloe Richardson, Iza Lowers, Delphia Tanner, Violet Teets, Vera Hosie, Maysel Jarvis, and Bonnie Kendall.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Salem, with Pastor John Freeman and Pastor David Michenor, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Kendall Family Farm Cemetery in Braxton County, W.Va. Friends may call the church on Monday from 10-11 a.m.

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