Ada Elnora Garvin, Janesville (1916 - 2013)
September 28, 1916 - February 4, 2013
Ada Elnora Garvin, 96, of Janesville, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Rock Haven Nursing Home. She was born on Sept. 28, 1916, at Ashton, Spink County, SD, the daughter of Walter Calvin Jencks and Olga “Tillie” (Gregerson) Jencks Button. She graduated from Janesville High School. She married Stanley Peter Garvin, Sr. on March 9, 1935, in Rockford, IL. Ada was employed as a janitress by Parker Pen Company for many years. She was a very active member of First Lutheran Church, where she founded the Monday morning quilting group. She was a member of the Sons of Norway Nordland Lodge, Rock Valley Quilters Guild, was a Tallman House Docent and was active with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Stan (Cathy) Garvin, Jr. and their children: Dan Garvin, Don Garvin, Bonnie (Tom) Nelson and Dennis Garvin; a son, Mike (Judy) Garvin, Sr. and their children: Mike (Nancy) Garvin Jr., Pat Garvin, Dave Garvin, Dianne (Dave) Daily, Eric (Julie) Garvin, Marianne Wellnitz, Sarena (Dean) Krogman, Thom Garvin, Jodi Garvin and Jon Garvin; a daughter, Karen (Jan Brundge) Garvin; a daughter, Ruth (Bob) Wasson and their children: Chris (Stephanie) Wasson, Corrinna Tracy and Nat (Belinda) Wasson. She is further survived by 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren, with another due in May. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her step-father, John Button; two brothers, Willard and Walter Jencks; two sisters, Iona Marshall and Barbara Button; one great-grandson, Gregiore Wasson; her husband’s family: Joe Garvin, Paul Garvin, Thelma Garvin, Lillian Edmunds Lawrence, Edna Garvin, Harold Garvin, Alvin Garvin and John Garvin.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 612 N. Randall Avenue, Janesville, with Pastor James Melvin and Pastor Naomi Garber officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7th at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, and for one-half hour prior to the services at CHURCH.