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Cleva M. Walton
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Obituary for Cleva M. Walton

Cleva M. Walton, 93, of Salem, Illinois, and formerly of Dover, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Doctor’s Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem.

Born August 5, 1924 in New Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late Loyal and Helen Swinderman Reynolds. Cleva was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold O. Walton. They were married on September 6, 1942, and together they celebrated 70 years of marriage, until his passing on February 26, 2013.

She attended Valley View Community Church in Sugarcreek and had been a member of the First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia. Cleva was a wonderful homemaker, who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and making photo albums for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cleva is survived by her children, Judy Pietsch of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Jim (Kathy) Walton of Dover; brothers, Jerry Reynolds of New Philadelphia, Dave (Lane) Reynolds of Avon Lake; grandchildren, Shane and Lindsay Walton, Lori Holt, Ryan and Troy Pietsch; six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Private graveside services will be held in the East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. The Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover is handling arrangements. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Cleva may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice at 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at 408 9th St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44707.

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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


East Avenue Cemetery

1520 Delaware Drive S.E.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663


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