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Jean K. Garvin

Obituary for Jean K. Garvin

July 17, 1925 - October 23, 2021
North Wales, Pennsylvania | Age 96


On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Jean Kelley Garvin, 96, formerly of Abington, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Blue Bell, PA.

Jean was born on July 17, 1925, to Frank Jr. and Emily (nee Leib) Kelley in Melrose Park, PA.

After graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1943 and attending Business School, she held many secretarial/bookkeeping positions until her retirement from the business office of the former White Billet Nursing Home in Hatboro, PA.

Jean was very active as a volunteer with Abington Hospital as well as with Meals On Wheels, delivering meals to those in need - including yummy baked goods of her own - for over 30 years. She also used her knitting talents to make hundreds of warm sweaters and mittens for children in need.

Jean will be remembered for her charity work, but also for her mischievous side, and some really great pranks over the years.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Archibald W. Garvin Jr; son Scott Kelley Garvin; her parents; brothers Frank Kelley and John Kelley; and sister Muffet (nee Kelley) Deisher.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Debra Moore) Garvin; beloved nieces, Muffet and Meg Deisher; granddaughters Elizabeth (Chris) Gandy, Emily Varnell, Esther Garvin, and great-granddaughter Ki-Lynn Varnell.

In keeping with Jean's wishes, there will be no funeral service and interment will be private, at the family's convenience.

For those wishing to honor Jean with a donation, please consider a contribution of your time or money to Eastern Montgomery Meals on Wheels (MOW) 1177 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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Craft-Givnish Funeral Home of Abington, Ltd.

1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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