OBITUARY - BELVA MAY (CRAFT) CORLL
Belva May CORLL, daughter of Thomas and Lulu SARGENT CRAFT, was born October 1, 1909 in Jasper county, Missouri and died
August 12, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 91.
On August 29, 1936 she married Alva CORLL. To this union one son was born, Marvin Lee.
Belva worked as a homemaker and lived most of her married life in Ringgold and Decatur counties in Iowa. At the time of
her death she resided in Kellerton, Iowa, where she was surrounded by family, friends and neighbors.
On May 28, 1946 Belva
joined the Valentine Rebekah Lodge. In 1996 Belva received her 50-year pin, of which she took great pride.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son; brothers John, Tommy and Alpha CRAFT; and sister Electa SMITH.
Belva is survived by her daughter-in-law Peggy CORLL of Leon, Iowa; three grandchildren, Alisa CORLL of Ankeny, Iowa,
Teresa ANDERSON and husband Rick of Des Moines, Iowa and Brent CORLL of Leon, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Jessica,
Ryan, Laurel and Elise ANDERSON of Des Moines, Iowa, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa,
with Rev. Diana HOLLAND officiating.
Musicians were Ginny EIGHMY, Edna JONES and Kathy RINEHART. Casket bearers were Kenneth MICHAEL, Rick ANDERSON, Sam
MERRILL, Mike STARK, Perry WOOLLUMS and Junior REYNOLDS.
Belva was laid to rest in the Maple Row Cemetery at Kellerton, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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