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Mary Glasford "Betz" Jarvis

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Mary Glasford "Betz" Jarvis Obituary
Jarvis, Mary Glasford "Betz",

Of Louisville, passed away unexpectedly at home on September 4, 2017.

Fondly referred to as Betz by her family, Mary Elizabeth was a graduate of Mercy Academy and St. James School. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Catherine Dahl Glasford.

Mary is survived by daughters, Patricia McDowell (Kevin) and Theresa Gerstle; grandchildren, Nicholas Mallin and Bethani Dahl, for whom she was guardian; and granddaughters, Sean and Rachel McDowell and Amanda Williams. She is also survived by siblings, Bill Glasford (Stephani), John Glasford (Margaret), Cathy Ezelle (Sam), and Bob Glasford (Sandy). She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who will miss her dearly.

While Mary held many retail cashier positions and also worked for Southern Bell after high school, her passion was entertaining. She played the piano and enjoyed performing all her life. At Mercy, she received a music scholarship and played for many school events, including her own commencement. Mary also sang in the Bell Singers employee choir at the telephone company. Later, she played private parties and led sing-alongs at nursing homes. She loved going out dancing, as well. Outgrowing childhood shyness, Mary also loved to talk. She was a sweet soul with a huge, kind heart who never met a stranger.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, at St. James Catholic Church, Bardstown Road at Edenside Avenue. Visitation will be 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, September 8, at Embry-Bosse Funeral Home, 2723 Preston Highway. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 7, 2017
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