Malvin Lilly

Malvin Floyd Lilly, 90, of Wintersville, Ohio died July 9, 2017 at Trinity West. 

Per Mal’s request no visitation or services were held. Burial was at Union Cemetery. 

Funeral arrangements were by Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville.

Malvin was born on August 17, 1926 in Thomastown Township in Wadena County, Minnesota to George S. and Lettie Ruch Lilly.

Mal graduated from Staples High School, Staples, and Lee & Ritter School of Beauty in St. Paul. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry, Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45, Steubenville Scottish Rite, Jefferson County Museum, Upper Ohio Valley Opera Guild, Old Fort Steuben and Friends of the Grand Theater Restoration Project.

He is survived by nieces Gloria (Frank) Licari, Naomi (Lester) Pollock, Norma Finn, Orletta (Russell) Frederick, Loretta (Robert) Ecker and Karen (Donald) Johnson; nephews Eugene (Dolly) Lilly, George (Linda) Lilly, Bruce Drone, Norman (Shana) Drone, Michael (Brenda) Lilly and Marvin Pierce and several great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ethel L. Drone, Elise M. Pierce, Leona R. Gritz and Melissa Gritz; three brothers Jessie, Donald and Glen Lilly; companion and business partner William “Bill” Croskey of the former Town & Country Beauty & Gifts; nephews Stanley Gritz, Almond Drone, Harlen, David and Willard Pierce; and one niece, Lois Self.

Memorial donations may be directed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jefferson County Museum, Old Fort Steuben, Grand Theater or Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45.

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