SALEM - Belva M. Waithman, 94, of Salem, a resident of Winona most of her life, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Grace Woods Assisted Living in Salem.
She was born May 12, 1918, in Winona, a daughter of the late James and Ethel (Walton) Holmes.
She was a 1937 graduate of Salem High School and active member of the Winona United Methodist Church. Mrs. Waithman had worked at the former Fiesta Shop in Salem from 1956 to 1970, and had previously worked for the American Laundry.
Belva was a member of the American Needlework Guild, W.C.T.U., leader of the L.T.L., charter member of the Beta Theta Sorority, member of the former Mizpah Sunday School Class, member of the former Guilford Grange and charter member the Winona/Butler Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Her husband, Paul Waithman, whom she married Aug. 5, 1939, preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1997. Three sisters, Viola Dustman, Gladys John and Elma Shanker; and a brother, Walter Holmes also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Susan Horgan of Andover, Mass., Paula (William) Taylor of Leetonia and Bonita (Donald) Conser of Hanoverton; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Winona United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Church officiating.
Calling hours will be held at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Winona United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Winona, OH 44493.
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