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Dora Jean Jarvis

Died: Sat., Aug. 5, 2006

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Dora Jean Jarvis, 76, of Maysel, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at home after a long illness.
She was a retired Educator having served as Principal of Clay Elementary School and H.E. White Elementary School in Clay County and Bridge Elementary School in Kanawha County. After many years of teaching in both Clay and Kanawha Counties she retired from Clay County Schools. Jean received her B.A. in education from WV State College and attended Marshall University then WVU where she earned her Masters Degree in Elementary Education.
She was a member and officer of Clay Lions Club where she received both the Leonard Jarrett and the Melvin Jones awards, a member of the Clay Golden Delicious Festival Board of Directors and it's Treasurer, a founding member of the Clay County Youth and Agricultural Fair, Secretary and longtime member of Francis Chapter No. 28 Order of the Eastern Star, and a Member of Fairview Baptist Church, Clay, WV.
Jean was born May 19, 1930 to Leonidas Burton Sears and WV Engle Sears of Corton, WV. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jean Ann Walker and brother, Paul Avis, William Hale, Buel, Roland Claire, Leonidas B. Jr., and John B. Sears.
Surviving Jean is her husband Donald H. Jarvis, son William Ronald Walker Jr. of Maysel, daughter Eleanor Sue Butcher of Procious, Stepson Jeffery Jarvis and wife Betty of Key Largo, Florida, Stepdaughter Alice Ann Jarvis of New Castle, Delaware, Foster children Joseph Myers of Dunbar and Janet Starcher of Maysel. Surviving are, Sisters; Virginia Ruth Samples and husband Wayne of Procious, Billie Robinson and husband Harry of Clendenin, Jackie Pierson and husband Bill of Clay, and Patty Jackson and husband Clifford of Clendenin. Brother Walter Irwin Sears of Bellevue, OH., Jean had 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Hospice, especially Pat, Kristen and Sandy. Also we wish to thank her loving caregivers niece Joretta Gary, Patty Dulaney, Tracy Sizemore, and all the others who helped in any way.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Carl Wilson Funeral Home Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating. Burial will be in the Amma Cemetery, Amma WV. Friends may call at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, WV from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064


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