The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Aug. 19, 2022

Eldiva M. Medford

Eldiva M. “Devey” Medford, 90, of Van Wert, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center after a short illness.

She was born December 19, 1923, in Latty, the daughter of the late Ray and Goldie (Merriman) Griffis. On June 25, 1943, she married Clarence “Jimmy” Medford at Camp Pickett, Virginia, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon A. Clouse of Van Wert; one son, Michael J. (Julie) Medford of Van Wert; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; one sister, Imogene Leonard of Midland, Michigan; and one brother, Robert (Shirley) Griffis of Horton, Michigan.

Two brothers, Raymond Griffis and Donald Griffis, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in rural Van Wert County.

Calling hours are from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, and an hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center or Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert.

POSTED: 05/31/14 at 6:03 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries