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Sharon Louise Jarvis


Sharon Louise (Holt) Jarvis, 82, of Topeka, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020.


She was born March 29, 1937, in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Kittridge Levi and Pearl Evangeline (Olson) Holt. She was a graduate of Topeka High School and attended Washburn University.


She lived in Riverside, California for a few years where she earned her CNA certification. She enjoyed lifting others' spirits as Lady ZimBo the clown. She was also an avid gardener and had a passion for antique furniture restoration. She delighted in being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and, "mom" to many more.


Sharon was employed by Memorial Hospital and Cotton O'Neil Clinic as a phlebotomist, and later worked at Jostens.


She met her true love in the early 1950s and they were married June 3, 1955. Wayne DeLancie Jarvis preceded Sharon in death on January 16, 1978. They enjoyed clowning and furniture restoration together. She is survived by children Wayne D. (Susan) Jarvis II, Baldwin City, KS, Carol Lee Jarvis, Topeka, KS, Leslie (Dawn) Jarvis, Topeka, KS, twins Heidi (Bret) Roles, Auburn, KS and Michael (Roz) Jarvis, Oak Harbor, WA; sister Norma (Bill) Burlew, Paxico, KS; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Patty McCaulley, and two brothers, Lee and Bruce Holt.

Honoring her request, cremation is planned. A memorial celebration of life will begin at 11:30 am and guests will be welcomed at 11:00 am, January 29, 2020 at Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS. She would like live plant donations in her memory. Also, donations can be made to the NRDC.

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