Alvena Elizabeth "Daph" DeVol, 99, of Williamstown, and formerly of Marietta, died Friday afternoon (March 15, 2013) at Heartland of Marietta.
Born May 11, 1913, in Stanleyville, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Edward W. and Edith E. Miller Trautner. She was a graduate of Marietta City Schools, and had been manager of The Curtain Shop on Putnam Street and on Front Street. She later had been employed as a teller at Peoples Bank, having retired in 1978. Alvena was a 60-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta and the Bethesda Circle. Also a member of the Public Employee's Retirees System and the Betsey Mills Club; and a former member of the Marietta Country Club and the Senior Citizens. Daph had been a volunteer for Franciscan Meals-on-Wheels.
She loved to travel and to spend time enjoying her flowers in her yard. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her friends and family; especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Larry P. DeVol (Peggy), of Williamstown, a grandson, Jeffrey P. DeVol, Williamstown, and a granddaughter, Kelley Jo DeVol Hockensmith (Shane W.), of Huntersville, N.C.; three great-grandsons, Jonathan and Jackson DeVol and Corbin W. Hockensmith; two great-granddaughters, Jennifer N. Harold (Shaun) and Jamison T. DeVol; brother-in-law, Dale Hendershot, of Marietta; several nieces and nephews, including John Trautner (Jane) and Janet Spindler; along with special friends, Marie Work, Rosemary Brammer, Norma DeBona; and granddaughter-in-law, Summer E. DeVol.
Alvena was preceded in death by her husband, George Parker "Judd" DeVol, whom she married March 17, 1936; and by four sisters, Margaret Spindler, Mildred Tullius, Ruby Lowe and Betty Hendershot; and by two brothers, Merlin Trautner and Walter "Dick" Trautner.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (March 19, 2013) at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with the Rev. David R. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750.
Online condolences and other resources pertaining to her service are available by visiting www.CawleyandPeoples.com .