Phyllis Jean Jarvis

Phyllis Jean Jarvis, 79, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and community support, died peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Friday, May 3, 2024. Phyllis was born December 14, 1944, the daughter of Rolland Lee and Mildred Inez (Pratt) Baker. She grew up in Vermontville and was honored to be the Maple Syrup Queen one year. She graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1962 and soon after married Duane Allen Jarvis on June 5, 1964. Phyllis devoted her life to her family, raising three children and volunteering for Hayes Green Beach Hospital for 18 years. She worked in the kitchen at the Masonic Temple, serving food during events and service club meetings. Phyllis and her mother took special occasion cake baking classes, and for years professionally made beautifully sculpted wedding cakes.

Phyllis loved sports. She kept stats on all teams, both professional and collegiate. Her family loved talking sports predictions with her. She loved time spent outdoors, especially gardening her extensive flowerbeds behind their house on Henry Street. Phyllis enjoyed a very close relationship with her grandchildren and could often be seen with a grandson in tow, whether it be volunteering at the hospital, bowling, or anywhere about town. Her family will remember Phyllis as quiet, but the voice of the family.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Duane Jarvis; daughters, Diana (Lenard) Hudson and Heather (Robert) Hopkins; son, Allen (Wendy) Jarvis; grandchildren, Tyler Hopkins, Austin Hopkins, Kaleb Jarvis (Caitlyn Ellis), Paris Hudson, and Kaitlyn Jarvis; and a great-grandchild on the way. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Roger Baker.

Friends are encouraged to support Phyllis’ family at visitation and funeral services. Funeral services were held on May 9, 2024 at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. Visitation was on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Pray Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.