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In Loving Memory

Jarvis, Theodore Kendall

Theodore (Ted) Kendall Jarvis, of Arnold, MO, age 61, passed away on December 4, 2023, in his home. Ted was number ten out of eleven children.   He grew up in a tiny house in Lemay and loved to tell stories about his home, especially how the family crowded around a picnic table for dinner.  Ted attended St. Martin of Tours and later he graduated from Oakville High School.  His favorite childhood activity was playing hockey and hanging out with his cousins, nieces, and nephews who he viewed more as siblings.

Ted married the girl next door; his future wife, Pat purchased the house next door to his home.  The house had been vacant and the driveway was a sheet of ice.  The sound of metal hitting ice woke Ted from his nap and he finished the final few feet of the driveway (Ted is a very sound sleeper).  As soon as Pat heard, Ted didn’t care for pets, she ran out and rescued a dog and that’s how Ted became a reluctant pet lover.   They married a year later in Las Vegas and eventually moved to Arnold to raise three children.

Ted’s career began in the grocery stores.  He spent several years as a meat cutter and then as a union representative for Local 88.  Ted loved watching golf on TV and looked forward to retirement; he planned to spend as much time as possible playing golf. Ted enjoyed going out to eat and would frequently joke about “keeping his girlish figure”.  His favorite holiday was Thanksgiving with all the traditional fixings. Ted also loved going over to his parent’s home every February to celebrate birthdays with a chicken and dumpling/pork chops and sauerkraut dinner.

Everyone who met Ted immediately felt welcomed and like they had just made a friend.  Ted loved to tell stories, especially embellishing them for all the more enjoyment. He never met a stranger and was always running into someone he knew.  Ted pretended to hate the occasional garage sale; he secretly loved striking up conversations with everyone who stopped by and gave away more items than he ever sold.  Ted was always there for a stranger in need.

Ted is survived by his wife of 32 years Patricia (Lamprecht) Jarvis, daughter Amber Jarvis and sons Cameron (Rebecca) Jarvis, and Clayton Jarvis; seven siblings:  Jean Oidtman, Robert (Brenda) Jarvis, Ronald Jarvis, Susan Boyles, Timothy Jarvis, Terrance (Pam) Jarvis, and Kelly (Michael) Markey; mother-in-law Carole Lamprecht; brother in law of Jerry (Rebecca) Lamprecht, Mary (Rich) Groszek, and Kerry (Tracy) Lamprecht.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Dorothy Jarvis, father-in-law Jerry Lamprecht, and siblings James Jarvis, Cynthia Fletcher, and Gilbert Jarvis Jr. Dear uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, nephew, and cousin to many.

Services: Visitation will be held on Saturday December 16, 2023, at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; a memorial service will immediately follow at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to cancer research of your choice.



27 thoughts on “Jarvis, Theodore Kendall”

  1. Pat and Family – I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time of loss.

  2. I just wanted to take time to send my condolences to the family and friends of Ted Jarvis I never met him but he was part of local 88 as am I so I just thought I would let everyone know he will be missed and he will be remembered by his local 88 friends and family I wish his family the best during the holidays and hope they can make it through this year knowing Ted was very much loved and cared for

  3. Ted will be truly missed. He was a fantastic guy and a friend that I got to know through work and even on events outside of work who is always willing to help and care for others so very sorry to hear the news my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, may God rest her soul 🙏🏻

  4. I give my condolences to his family and this time of grief, he was a great man one of the best I had met. Tho It was for a short time he was a great man.

  5. To a good union brother. Ted will be dearly missed. He made my move to St Louis a good one. Also made my union experience a very great one.

  6. From a fellow union man (retired Chief Steward, BMTC), thank your for your service to we union members. It takes some guts to be a stand up, speak out union man, and our family’s condolences to yours. Godspeed in your journey, friend. – Steve Saulka

  7. Ted was a awesome local 88 man .he was very instant about me applying at schnucks where I will retire at 65 I was hoping with a photo of Ted an myself .he was so proud of me ,I met him at Straussll meat cutter he was awesome to talk to to I will miss you Ted 😔 your will be in heaven no pain .I willbe praying for healing God bless you friend love tracey gabelmann, crestwood deli girl

  8. May God continue to bless and strength the entire family @ such a difficult time, and remember God is in Control and He loves each and everyone of you all…….

  9. The greatest statement you can say, about a person who has passed, is. HE was a good person to all who knew and met him
    Ted differently was all this and more.
    Peace to you Ted and may God bless and hold you close.

  10. My condolences to all of Ted’s family.
    It was a blessing to have known him.
    Be comforted in knowing how many lives he touched and what a truly caring person he was to everyone. God be with you and your family now and in the days ahead.

  11. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

    God bless you all with his love, and mine

  12. Ted was one of the best Union guys. He was always telling stories n he helped me so much when I was getting ready to retire in Jan. 2023. Prayers for his wife n family. 🙏 I knew Ted for many many years. Rest in peace

  13. So sorry to hear of Mr. Jarvis’s passing.
    I have worked for Dierbergs in Edwardsville IL for 14 years. Blessings and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  14. Ted gave me the opportunity to be apart of something special that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Thank you as I told you before. Strength and my condolences to the family. Ted will truly be missed 🙏🏾

  15. Ted was a kind and gentle man and he will be missed. A Prophet once said, a True Believer is a man who desires for his brother, nothing less, than what he desires for himself. Ted, was a True Believer and a terrific cousin.

  16. Our condolences to the Jarvis family. Ted was an amazing, kind person and neighbor. We were very blessed to have known him for these past 7 years. He will be truly missed.

  17. Pat,
    My sincere condolences are with your family and you. Hold close your precious memories and the love you shared.
    May God’s blessings and comfort abound in the days ahead.


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