Iva L. Whitehead, 105, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013. She was born January 4, 1908 in Accident, Maryland to the late John and Anna (Shievel) Fratz. Iva was a resident of Litchfield since 1936.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Valley City, Litchfield York Senior Citizens, Litchfield Grange, Litchfield Fire and Legion Auxiliaries and Litchfield Garden Club. She formerly owned and operated Whitehead’s General Store with her husband, Roy for 30 years.
Iva is survived by her daughter, Frances (Philip) Giordano and son Robert (Florine) Whitehead, both of Litchfield; grandchildren, David (Sharon) Archer, Larry (Nancy) Archer, Daniel (Lisa) Archer, Kristine (Shawn) Parker, Kimberly (Russel) Moskol, all of Litchfield, and Jeffrey (Jasmine) Whitehead of Chicago; 29 great great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, to whom she was married 37 years; brothers, George of Florida, Roy of Florida and Carl Frantz of Litchfield; and sister, Martina Baugh of Akron.
Service will be held Wednesday, September 4, at 1 P.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Pastor Phillip McClelland will officiate. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina. The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com