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Doris Jefferson Mavis

October 18, 1924 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 93)

A memorial service celebrating the life of Doris Jefferson Mavis, 93, of Granville, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. Luke’s Church, 107 E. Broadway, Granville with Deacon Mary Raysa as celebrant. A reception following the service will be held from 1-3 P.M. in the Amelia room at Kendal at Granville. Private interment will be held at Bloomingburg Cemetery.

A lady of her era, Doris passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark. She was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1924 to the late Robert and Gretchen (Willis) Jefferson.

After graduating valedictorian of her high school class, Doris furthered her education at Denison University where she majored in English and Music and cherished her 75 year membership with Kappa Alpha Theta. She was employed at City National Bank before embarking on her life-time career as a wife and mother.

Gardening, sewing, playing the piano, and the arts were a few of Doris’ favorite activities. She was member of St. Luke’s Church where she served on the Altar Guild and with the coffee hour. Most importantly, Doris will be remembered as strong and resilient woman who was supportive and offered unconditional love to her family.

Surviving are her children, Geoffrey Mavis and Vicki and Alan Brown; grandchildren and their spouses, James and Nicole Mavis, Rachael and Shane Smith, Geoff and Jennifer Brown, and Katie and Ryan Parnell; great grandchildren, Ian and Isaac Mavis, Dale Smith, and Mason and Lucy Brown.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Stephen F.O. Mavis; and her daughter-in-law, Sharon Mavis.

The Mavis and Brown families are grateful and wish to thank the staff of Hospice of Central Ohio and Kendal at Granville for their compassionate care and many years of friendship.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kendal at Granville Employee Fund, 2158 Columbus Rd., Granville, Ohio 43023; Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 458, Newark, OH 43058; or St. Luke’s Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.


Donations may be made to:

Kendal at Granville Employee Fund
2158 Columbus Road, Granville OH 43023

Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio
P.O. Box 430, Newark OH 43058

St. Luke's Church
P.O. Box 82, Granville OH 43023


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