The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 25, 2013

Helen J. Sarviss, 87, Mifflinburg


The Daily Item

— MIFFLINBURG — Helen Jean Sarviss, 87, formerly of Thompson Street, entered into rest at 10:18 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg, where she had been a resident since November 1, 2012.

She was born May 12, 1926, in Northumberland, a daughter of the late Grover and Maude (Reichenbach) Neitz. On August 5, 1966, she married Wilbur G. Sarviss who preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1981.

Jean attended the Milton schools.

She was employed at Pennsylvania House, Lewisburg, for 27 years.

Jean was a 33-year member of Calvary Baptist Church, Mifflinburg, where she was a Sunday school teacher and teacher’s aide at the Calvary Baptist Christian Academy.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold W. and Joanne Murphy, of Frederick, Md., and Franklin J. and Shari Murphy, of Mifflinburg; three daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia J. Reynolds, of Mifflinburg, Pamela J. Knouse and Janice E. and Ronald Geiswite, all of Milton; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Charlotte Neitz, of Milton; one sister, Betty Ficks, of New Columbia; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers; and five sisters.

Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday in the Calvary Baptist Church, 332, E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 with Pastor Shawn A. McLain and Pastor James Taylor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Mifflinburg Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to SUN Home Health Services, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857, or the Calvary Baptist Church, 332 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.