Louise Marie Wilson Jarvis passed away April 23, 2018 in Lansing, Kansas.
Louise Marie Wilson Jarvis passed away April 23, 2018 in Lansing, Kansas. She was born on May 31, 1925 in Jacksonville, Florida, a daughter of Alma and Herbert Wilson. Her early years were spent in Crescent City, Florida, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Crescent City High School in the class of 1942, then attended Florida State College for Women. Louise graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1947. In her professional life she worked at hospitals in Maryland, New York, and Alabama.
She married Dr. Charles Arthur Jarvis in 1948. Together they raised three children - Susan, Robert and Anne. Louise and Charles settled in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1961. When Charles died in 2000, he and Louise had been married 52 years.
Louise enjoyed the arts. She was a painter and an aspiring pianist. Her interest in poetry began when she realized that a poem from her second-grade reader had lodged in her mind, and she could say it to herself whenever she pleased. Her Philomathean Club friends in Leavenworth will remember her for her programs on poetry.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, their son Robert, and her brother James Eugene Wilson. Louise is survived by her brother David H. Wilson and her daughters with their families: Susan Jarvis Rau and her husband Robert with their children Paul Rau, Andrea Rau Branger and Kristen Rau Yamashiro; Anne Jarvis Miller and her husband Mark with their children Brian Miller and Amy Miller Stephens. Louise is also survived by a great-granddaughter Elise Marie Rau Branger.
According to her wishes, services will be private with burial at Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army of Leavenworth or the Spencer Museum of Art/KUEA in care of the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, Kansas 66048.
“When tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here in your heart.”