OBITUARY ~ RUTH SELENA (BALCOM) JARVIS
April 01, 1918 ~ October 25, 2012
Ruth S. JARVIS, 94, of Ames and Story City, passed away on October 25, 2012, at Bethany Manor in Story City. Visitation
will be 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday October 28 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way. Funeral services will be
10:00 a.m. Monday, October 29 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way in Ames. Graveside burial service
will be 2:00 p.m. at Redding Cemetery in Redding, Iowa.
Ruth Selena BALCOM JARVIS was born in Clearfield, Iowa, to Orval and Margaret BALCOM, on April 1, 1918. She married James
Eldon JARVIS in 1934. They had five children, James, Ronald, Sandra, Sharon, and Linda.
An Ames and Story City resident
since 1960, she retired from Bourns, Inc., in 1983. She was an avid bridge player, seamstress, gardener, poet, and active
member of the Ames Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her son Ronald and wife Mary of Connecticut, daughters Sharon THOMAS of Albuquerque, New Mexico and
Linda KNOWLTON of Arizona. Also, daughter-in-law Roma JARVIS of Ames and son-in-law Michael LILLY of California; nine
grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon JARVIS, in 1994; son, James, in 2010; daughter, Sandra LILLY, in 2010;
her sister, Ruby Dixon; and two brothers, Lloyde and Leo BALCOM.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2012
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