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Capps Blanket Display Moving to US Bank


The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation and US Bank Wealth Management honored the memory of Leland Capps last month with a special blanket presentation to Passavant whose patients benefit from a trust established by Capps 75 years ago.

The blanket, a reproduction of a J. Capps and Sons “Indian blanket” has been on display outside the Passavant Foundation office. The display, which includes the blanket and a banner and brochures detailing the Capps’ legacy of giving, is moving to the US Bank branch at 322 W. Morton Ave August 1. The bank will host the display until August 30.

Leland Capps is the grandson of the late Joseph Capps, who founded the J. Capps and Sons woolen mill company in Jacksonville in 1838. Leland Capps died in 1943. Seventy-five years later, funds from the trust he established to honor his parents continue to help Passavant patients who cannot afford medical care.