Dewey Garven Jr.

June 05, 1924 ‒ January 22, 2012

Fredericktown, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dewey Garven Jr. age 87, of Fredericktown formerly of Mount Vernon passed away on Sunday morning, January 22, 2012 at MedCentral in Mansfield. He was born on June 5, 1924 in Zanesville, son of the late Eara Dewey and Catherine Sara (Evans) Garven Sr.

Dewey was member of First Church of God in Fredericktown. Dewey was a retired Glass Worker for PPG and he enjoyed woodworking.

Dewey is survived by his wife, Sandra (Hartwell) Body Garven, daughters, Brenda (Daniel) Roberts and Karen (Kenneth) Neighbarger of Mount Vernon; a step son, Jack (Melissa) Body of Fredericktown; a step daughter, Jan Lashley of Mount Vernon; granddaughters, Rachel, Douglas (Deb), Melissa (Ty), and Malinda; step grandchildren, Crystal, Eric, and Jessica; great grandchildren, Lydia, Lauren, Kylee, Nate, and Jordan; step great grandchildren, Arana, Kyra, Makayla, and Zack; brothers, George, Melvin, Mike, Don, Joel, and Raymond; sisters, Vickie and Alice; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dewey was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Garven; a son, Wayne Garven; a brother, Dan Garven; and a sister, Sara Catherine Stagger.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012 until the time of a funeral service at 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon with Pastor Richard Prater officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the First Church of God in Fredericktown.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Dewey Garven Jr.