Orva C. Smallwood 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Cridersville Otterbein.
She was born March 26, 1917, in Wapakoneta to Grace (Huffer) and Orval Cannon who preceded her in death. In August of 1935 she married John L. Smallwood, who died in September of 1985.
She is survived by two sons, Richard A. (Mary E.) Smallwood, of Lima, and William D. (Darlene K.) Smallwood, of Wapakoneta; five grandchildren Dale (Lynne) Smallwood, Dawn Smallwood, Andrea (John) Evans, Tracy (Tim) Nance, and David (Lynn) Smallwood; 10 great-grandchildren Jordan Nance, Preston Nance, Dustin Nance, Devon Nance, Alex Evans, Zachary Evans, Payton Amstutz, Tyler Amstutz, Susan Smallwood, and Scott Smallwood; and one great-great-grandson Jayden Nance.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Veronica Rogers, Yvonne Cannon, Althea Holtzapple, and Doris Chiles.
Orva was a 1935 graduate of Blume High School. She worked for the Wapakoneta City Schools as head of the cafeterias. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. in Wapakoneta. She enjoyed her retirement at Randall Lake in Coldwater, Mich.. and then returned to Wapakoneta in 1985. She especially enjoyed playing all kinds of card games and fishing.
Memorial services are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services 615 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Joe Pumphrey will be officiating.
Burial will be at a later date at Resthaven Memorial Gardens near Moulton. Friend may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the donorâ€™s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com
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