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October 30, 2019

Elva C. Jury

Elva Catherine (Fetter) Jury, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at her home in Norton, MA.

She was born June 25,1934, in Kylertown to James and Gerta (Rapp) Fetter. She was a 1952 graduate of Coopertownship (PA) High School. She married Walter Jury on May 29, 1953. She worked at Eastern Nazarene College in many capacities for 25 years. In each endeavor Elva displayed a passion for the students and colleagues with whom she worked. Elva truly lived life to the fullest, abiding by the Golden Rule, enjoying the simple pleasures; entertaining family and watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Elva was gifted with an ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.

She is survived by her two children, Joan (Michael) Holt, Janice (Doug) Sorensen; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Holt, Meghan (David) Chrisos, Rachel (Jimmy) Williams, Rebekah Sorensen, Kristen Sorensen, Kori Sorensen, Kenneth Sorensen; and eight great-grandchildren, Emma, Kendall, Theodore, Ryan, Liberty, James, Madelyn and Kristen. Brothers Merle (Barbara) Fetter, Walter (Terry) Fetter and sister Esther (Mike) Jozefik, brother-in-law Jack Hilderbrand, sister-in-law Joan (David) Fetter and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Elva touched are invited to the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, 37 East Elm Ave, Quincy Ma 02170 for the viewing 2:30 – 3:30, followed by a celebration of Elva’s life at 3:30 pm. on Saturday, November 9, 2017. After the service there will be opportunity to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the General Scholarship Fund at Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170.