Elva R. Bevington, 99, passed away at 12:53 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Brookshire Rehab & Nursing Home in Huntsville, Alabama.
Elva was born on December 22, 1921, in Ottawa, OH, to the late Willard and Zelma (Redd) Jones. On May 1, 1948 she married her love, Joel Bevington who preceded her in death on November 20, 1998 after 50 years of marriage.
Elva graduated Toledo State School of Nursing in 1942 and attended Case Western Reserve from 1947-1948. She was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from July, 1943 – February, 1947 and serving as a Navy nurse during World War II and a year with the State of Ohio in Psychiatric Nursing. She also was a registered nurse with the V.A. of Cleveland.
Elva attended Lima community Church of the Nazarene; was a member of O.E.S. Trinity Chapter #63, Lima American Legion, and the Kerner Slusser Post Ottawa. She was a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation and the YMCA, a past member of Ohio State Nurses Assoc., past member National League of Nursing, and a past member League of Women Voters.
She is survived by her daughter, Jane Farmer of Hazel Green, AL; one grandchild, Vanessa; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Douglas J. Bevington; son-in-law, Richard Farmer; brother, H. Wayne “Pete” Jones; and sister-in-law, Jane Bevington.
The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2020 at Riley Creek United Methodist Church, Pandora, OH. Rev. Marcella Ciccotelli will officiate. Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery, Gilboa, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or The Upper Room.
Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com .
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