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Zella H. Creviston


Zella H. Creviston, 94, of West Mansfield, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Logan Acres Nursing Center following a serious two-week illness.

She owned and operated Creviston Implement in West Mansfield with her husband for 25 years, and after his death continued for 24 years as the bookkeeper for the new owner, Reid Prinkey.

She was a longtime member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and was a 1936 graduate of Woodstock High School where she played basketball and served as co-captain of her team.

She was a member of the Harriet Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a former member of the King’s Daughters.

She enjoyed bowling, knitting, reading and traveling and especially treasured time with her family and friends.

 She was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Mechanicsburg, the youngest of eight children of the late Charles Edwin and Emma Zella Legge Wingfield.

She married Ralph Ray Creviston on Sept. 18, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1972. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Kayli Holycross, and her seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Ann (Merle) Schrader of West Mansfield, Janet (Damond) Dawson of The Villages, Fla., Karen Van Hoose of Urbana and Sharon (Harold) Mobley of Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren, Susan (Dennis) Harshbarger, Shari (Jim) Rice, Harold David Mobley Jr., Lori York, Scott Dawson, Andrew (Debby) Van Hoose, Shawn (Leslie) Dawson, Grace (Dan) Queen and Kevin (Amy) Van Hoose; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and her church family.

Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield, where an OES memorial begins at the conclusion of calling hours. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doug Thompson officiates and burial is in Hathaway Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and charities of the donors’ choices.

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