The Washington Times-Herald


August 2, 2009

Virginia H. Arvin

Former Montgomery and Loogootee resident, Virginia H. Arvin, 85, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Jasper.

Born May 4, 1924, in Dale, she was the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Klein) Fischer.

She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and St. Martin Alter Society.

She is survived by seven sons and daughters-in-law, James F. and Ann Arvin of Jasper, Thomas J. and Arvin of Loogootee, Fredrick W. Arvin of Spencer, William L. “Bill” and Sondra Arvin of Bloomfield, Timothy G. and Karen Arvin of Evansville, Andrew C. “Andy” and Reba Arvin of Loogootee and Kevin J. and Sallie Ann Arvin of High Point, N.C.; eight daughters and sons-in-law, Maribeth and Lowell Graber, Margaret A. “Peg” and Mike Dages and Patricia L. “Patty” and Mike Fuhs, all of Montgomery, Clara M. and Rick Meyer of Dubois, Kathleen D. and Jim Warner of Petersburg, Martha J. “Marti” Arvin and Bud Kirkpatrick of New Albany, Jennifer R. and Tim Potts of Jasper and Jacqueline S. “Jacki” Yokem of St. Anthony; two brothers, Frank Fischer and John Fischer, both of Huntingburg; 34 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 17 stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Sylvester C. Arvin, whom she married Dec. 15, 1945, preceded her in death June 10, 1966. Three sisters, Margaret Eble, Bernice Fleck and an infant sister; and two brothers, Robert Fischer and Jimmy Fischer are also deceased.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin Catholic Church, Whitfield. Burial will be in St. Martin Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at St. Peter Catholic Church, Montgomery.

Preferred memorials are to Daviess County Right To Life, St. Peter Catholic Church or St. Martin Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements are being made through Ed Lee Mortuary.

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