MARILYN L. JARVIS, of New Haven, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle to live that began with a confinement there on Nov. 17, 2013. She was born in Galesburg, Ill. on Sept. 28, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Leo and Irma Windish of Galva, Ill. She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1958 with a degree in Home Economics. On June 21, 1958, she was married then she and her husband, Marvin, who survives, moved to Indiana to start a long life together. She worked in the dietary department at Parkview Hospital for several years and later for the Hallmark Greeting Card Company. She managed an antique business for many years and cherished the friends she met including the members of the East Allen Enchanted Doll Club. Marilyn’s love for her family and friends included many sacrifices by her to help assure their happiness. She was blessed with a special talent of caring for animals and thoroughly enjoyed her precious cats Sonny and Gracie. Watching IU basketball games was one of Marilyn’s passions. She is also survived by her children, Margo of New Haven and Mark of Lafayette; granddaughter, Katie of Mishawaka; sister, Patricia Griggs of Galva, Ill.; special friend, Joy Bishop of Linden; and brother-in-law, Alvin (Dee) Jarvis, whose Iowa farm she loved to visit. Funeral service is 12 p.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Pastor Kevin DeKoninck officiating. Calling also from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to the New Haven Pet Hospital’s Stray Animal Fund, 227 State Road 930 West, New Haven, IN 46774 or donor’s choice. For online condolences please visit

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