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Mary Davis Kolb Harvard

Mary Davis Kolb Harvard Obituary
Mary Davis Kolb Harvard - SAVANNAH - Mary Davis Kolb Harvard, 96, went to Heaven the morning of December 8, 2011. She was a resident of Habersham House. Born in Savannah on December 15, 1914, Mrs. Harvard was one of five daughters born to Andrew Loren and Mamie Anderson Davis. She was a graduate of Savannah High School and South Georgia Teacher's College (GSU). Married to Lt. j.g. Otto F. Kolb, Jr., USN, she embarked on a life that included living in China and the Philippine Islands, returning to Savannah shortly before Pearl Harbor. Left a young war widow, Mrs. Harvard later married the late John A. Harvard in 1946. Involved in both church and school activities, Mrs. Harvard served in leadership positions at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church and Isle of Hope United Methodist Church where she was currently a member as well as PTA presidencies at Charles Ellis and Myers Jr. High Schools. Always an avid competitor, Mrs. Harvard had been a masterful bridge player and faithful sports fan, especially of women's tennis. More than anything, she loved her family who enjoyed her constant encouragement and support. Her legacy as a Christian believer, a leader, as well as a servant, is enduring. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Darlene Weaver and the entire staff of Habersham House and to Dr. Susan Catalan for their compassionate and outstanding professional care. Mrs. Harvard is survived by two daughters, Bette Harvard Kitt (Don), Fairview, NC, and Sally Harvard Scott (Danny), Savannah; six grandchildren, Amanda Kitt Hale (Michael), Fletcher, NC, John Kitt, Savannah, Allyson Kitt Chimento (Frank), Brandon, FL, Joseph Kitt, Fairview, NC, Mary Elizabeth Scott McKnight (Shane), Cumming, GA, and Ashley Scott , Savannah, and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harvard is also survived by one sister, Gladys Davis Wagner, of Philadelphia, PA, and several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Leona Uhler, State College, PA, and Ann Adair, Cumming, GA. Funeral Service will be held at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 12, 2011, followed by interment at the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fox and Weeks, Islands Chapel at 10:00 a.m., Monday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, Green House Project, or Hospice Savannah. Savannah Morning News December 11, 2011 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2011
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