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Pattie Miles Arvin

February 10, 1915 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 105)


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Pattie Miles Arvin, 105, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 10, 1915 in Garrard County, Kentucky to the late Robert B. And Naomi Carter. Her husband, Dr. William Jennings Arvin, precedes her in death. 

Mrs. Arvin is survived by a son, William Miles Arvin, Sr. and wife, Anne McCutchen Arvin of Nicholasville; one brother, Robert Carter, Jr. (Margaret) of Nicholasville, two grandchildren, William Miles Arvin, Jr. (Shannon Bishop Arvin) of Nicholasville and Mary Burch Arvin Hanson (Mark Louis Hanson) of Atlanta, Georgia and four great grandchildren, William Louis Hanson, Edward McCutchen Hanson, Mary Bishop Arvin and Anne Miles McCutchen Arvin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Edythe Carter Calhoun and Ada Carter Preston.

During her early years in Garrard County, Mrs. Arvin developed an affinity for young children and worked as a kindergarten and grade school teacher in Madison and Garrard County schools.  After her marriage to Dr. Arvin, she became very involved in church and community activities which she continued throughout her lifetime.  Mrs. Arvin and her husband moved to Nicholasville and served as leaders of the Nicholasville Christian Church from 1940 to 1965.  During their tenure there, Mrs. Arvin participated as a regular member of the church choir and a leader of youth group.  Also during during that time, Mrs. Arvin served as a superintendent of the kindergarten department and an active leader in the church missionary work. She organized the Circle #4 Missionary Group, which is still active today.  She also established a church library at the Nicholasville Christian Church, which remains an outstanding and historic church library today. Mrs. Arvin led in civic organizations, having served as President of the Nicholasville Women’s Club and participated as an active member of the Homemaker’s Club.  After retiring with her husband in Lancaster, she remained active in many civic activities, serving as President of the Garrard County Garden Club, and as a member of the Garrard County Women’s Club.  She, along with her husband, created the Garrard County Tobacco Festival Celebration, which continues to this day.  She also organized the Garrard County AARP and served as President of that organization for several years.

When her husband was the Kentucky Governor of Rotary Club, she worked on the Project of Eradicating Polio by writing a cookbook to sell, the proceeds of which were donated to causes supporting the eradication of polio.  She also served as member and president of the Garrard County Hospital Auxiliary where she helped to establish a gift shop for the hospital. Throughout her life she was the consummate hostess, always graciously welcoming her guests as she created memorable occasions for friends, family and unexpected guests. She loved music and was a wonderful performer, playing piano beautifully until illness finally stopped her at age 103. Above all, Mrs. Arvin over her 105 years was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family.

Private family services will be held at Nicholasville Christian Church. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville. Memorial contributions can be made to Heritage Hospice.


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