Olva A. Crocker, 89, of Medina, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Olva was born July 28, 1923 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late John and Mabel Bowling.
She grew up in Columbia Station and had resided in Valley City for many years, prior to moving to Medina.
Together with her husband, Don, and their children, they owned and operated Valmedo Holsteins, in Valley City. The farm was known for its high quality cattle, selling them internationally and winning many awards. She was a member of Columbia Methodist Church, Columbia Station, the Valley City Garden Club, and the Medina Flower Arranging Club. Olva always had a beautiful garden. She was also known for her baking skills.
Olva is survived by her children, Jim (Sheila), Dave (Teri), Sandy and Nancy (Bill) Lupson; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Phyllis (John) Stifter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; two sisters; and one brother.
At Olva’s request, there will no visitation and cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 A.M. at the Columbia Methodist Church, Royalton Rd., Columbia Station. Rev. Dave Roth will officiate. There will be a luncheon following the service at church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, online guestbook at www.bauerfuneralhome1943.com.