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EvereH P. Jarvis Died Af Peoria On April 2, 1947 Death Came Suddenly To City's Benefactor (Apm 3, 1947) Everett P. Jarvis, 60, a native of Latham, and formerly associ. ated with business interests in Mount Pulaski, died at 5:45 aJn. Wednesday, April 2, 1947, in St. Francis hospital, Peoria, Ill., fol- lowing an illness of one week. His death came as a shock to his large number of Mount Pulaski friends, as many had not heard of his illness. Mr. Jarvis was tak- en ill last Friday in Evansllle, Ind., and was removed to Peoria Sunday. Mr. Jarvis was born Sept. 2, 1886, in Latham, Ill., a son of Horace and Anna Allison Jarvis. As a young man he came to Mt Pulaski and entered the barber- ing business. On Sept. 7, 1907, he married Miss Blanche Ogles- by of Mount Pulaski. Although they spent most of their time in either Decatur, Springfield, or Peoria, they maintained their home on North Washington Street in this city, and frequently re- turned for brief stays. A brother of Sam D. Jarvis. Decatur, he was a member of Jarvis Brothers and Marcell Oil Co., Decatur, which he helped or- in 1933 for development of production in the Southern Illinois fields. Mr.' Jarvis, after giving up Mount Pulaski busi- ness interests, entered the auto- mobile and insurance business in 1912, and in 1923 organized the Automobile Investment Co., in i Springfield, which he sold in 1928, and became Chevrolet Dealer in Quincy. Mr. Jarvis and wife mov- ed from Springfield to Peoria in 1934, where he operated until the time of his death. Decedent was prominent in Ma- sonic activities, having been a member of Stephen Decatur Blue Lodge, No. 979, A.F. & A.M., De- catur, the Springfield Consistory, and Ansar Shrine, Springfield; and the Scottish Rite, Peoria. Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife; one brother, Sam D. Jarvis, Decatur; and two sisters, Mrs. Monita Kiick, Warrensburg, and Mrs. John Giddens, Clarksville, Texas. TOWNS Little Towns are friendly towns, I'll take Main Street any day, And the fun of greeting neigh. bors As I walk its narrow way. Your pockets can be empty, But you're richer than a king. Just walk a block on Main Street, Greet the friends all small towns bring. The Legion Home is one of the show spots of Mount Pulaski and visitors are always amazed to see such a fine building and sur- roundings dedicated to the vet- erans of all wars. HE TOO, ERECTED ---SIL.TENNIAL EDITION (Ttm.Nv Mr. PulmkL IlL) AY,. A LIVING MONUMENT FINAL RITES FOR EVERETT HELD IN LEGION HOME, HIS MR. AND MRS. EVERETT P. JARVIS PROVIDED HOME FOR VETERANS Fine Home Is Monument To His GenerosUy (April 10, 1947) Midst a magnificent effusion of flowers and lying in state within the walls of a building which will ever be a memorial to the generosity and thoughtfulness of a former citizen, the funeral rites for Everett Jarvis were held in the spacious new Legion Home on South Washington Street, Satur- day afternoon at 2:30. The American Legion Home was a gift to the organization from Mr. Jarvis and his wife and they were especially happy when the Legion held their op- ening meeting in the new head- quarters which had been trans- formed into a place of beauty. A bronze plaque on the east wall of this room was worded as follows: "American Legion Post No. 447. This building and grounds the generous gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Jarvis That our community may be bet- ter served Dedicated 1946." It was a fine tribute to the memory of Mr. Jarvis that the funeral services be held in the American Legion Home, which he had made possible by his generosity. In this setting, midst an especially large number of floral tributes, the impressive and solemn services were held, at- tended by more than 800 friends and relatives, several from dist- ant states, and many from De. catur, Peoria and Springfield. The service began with appro- priate music rendered by Cary Robards of Peoria, a former Mt. Pulaskian, and long-time friend of the decedent. The barber shop quartet, com- posed of Orville Westen of Harts- (Oct. 25, 1945) A particularly fine piece of good fortune for the veterans of World Wars I and II, came last week when the Oberrniller pro- petty in the south part of Mount Pulaski was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Everett P. Jarvis, and after the building has been com. pletely remodeled and grounds landscaped, will be deeded to the local American Legion Post as a Veteran's Memorial building. The mammoth brick residence which stands well back of a foreground of fine shade trees and a spacious lawn, will be completely remodeled with not only suitable quarters for the members of the Legion and their families, but with an assembly room large enough for the ordin- ary run of meetings or other civic organizations. Some of the plans more or less in mind are: a recreation room, dance floor and reception room. The grounds will be beautified and tennis courts, croquet courts and outdoor furnaces will be built. The grounds cover an acre and a half and there is ample room for other activities as they can be worked out. They expect to complete the remodeling sometime next year. The gift of the home to the local post from Mr. and Mrs. Everett Jarvis is particularly ira. portant at this time with scores of young men coming back from the wars and will offer them an ideal home for their organization and its part in the community activities. It is the most outstand- ing memorial that could be off- ered to these men of both wars. The Jarvis' are both former residents, but still maintain their home here on North Washington Street, where they spend part of the summer. Mr. Jarvis' offices are in Peoria. OBERMILLER RESIDENCE--NOW burg; Zane Shelton, of l land; Joe Faletti, Paul R. Moore, ML "Shine On Me". The funeral service charge of Rev. J. of Washington, Ill., or of the Mount i ian Church, and close Mr. Jarvis, who read The Bar". Two hymns, irayer and 'rhe Lord s sung by Freeman catur, with organ ment by Cary RobardS- Rev. Carroll of Central Christian catur, gave a scripture and prayer. Rev. Staley then funeral discourse, and tribute to a man so thruout central Illinois great friendliness to and his thoughtfulneSS erosity to those whom known for so many neighbors and friend& Rev. Staley in a picture brought forth to ones and friends this thought and "The moving finger then moves on. The er has written 'Finis' final page of the all have known as "His body proudest monument the flowers and many friends tell and story of this ter than any words fall from the The service sonic ritual, in Stephen Decatur Blue 979, Decatur. Burial was made in [Pulaski cemetery. ers were members catur Masonic Order. AIvIECAN LEGION HOIV ! U :