WICHITA, KS. -- Jean Garvey, a Wichitan known for supporting social services, the arts and education, passed away Sunday.
The 90-year-old widow of businessman Willard Garvey died at her Wichita home.
In 1963 she and her husband co-founded the Wichita Collegiate School and in 1980, she founded The Independent School, with the mission of providing a quality education to children from all backgrounds.
In May of 2012, she donated $1 million to the renovation of the Orpheum Theater, where her memorial service will take place on Saturday.