Joy L. Jarvis, 68 of Brazil, passed away April 6, 2006 at 1:44pm at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born June 14, 1937 in San Angelo, Texas, the daughter of Harry Rainey and Cordie Bledsoe Rainey. She graduated from San Angelo High School. Following high school, she met a young serviceman on an arranged date, and on February 25, 1957 she married Gale L. Jarvis. They moved to Indianapolis following his years in the service and she attended beauty school. She had a beauty shop in her home in Indianapolis and in Brazil. They moved here in 1966 and became active in the community. She was a member of the Benwood Christian Church and along with her husband they care for the FBC Christian Youth Camp. She was a pilgrim on Emmaus Walk #7 and was a constant witness to her faith. She was a devoted wife, mom and grandma. She enjoyed making quilts, making pies and being with family.
She is survived by her husband Gale Jarvis; her daughters, Deb Raderstorf and husband Phil of Brazil, Brenda Jarvis of Charlotte, NC, Tammie Sterrett and husband Steve and Pam Hayes and husband Tim all of Brazil; 7 grandchildren Buddy Raderstorf and wife Shelly, Ashley and Jessica Raderstorf, Angie and Elise Sterrett, and Daniel and Hannah Hayes; 6 great-grandchildren, Cassandra Harlan, Kayla and Jonna Raderstorf, and Michael, Ashlee, and Joseph Ball; one sister Gloria Wood and husband Glenn; and one brother Bobby Rainey and wife Peggy all of San Angelo, Texas; one brother-in-law, Tom Connell; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her father Harry Rainey and her mother Cordie Rainey Wuistinger; one sister Doris Connell.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 W. National, Brazil with Revs. Dick McShanong, Perry Mager, Howard Hughes and Donald Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and again Tuesday prior to services. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the FBC Christian Youth Camp, 525 E. CO. Rd 1200N, Brazil, IN. 47834