Neva Acuff, age 95, of Caney, Kansas, faithful servant of Jesus, closed her eyes at her home and opened them in Heaven on Monday, August 3, 2015.
Neva Orietta Wilson was born June 8, 1920, in Cherokee, Kansas, the first of four children to Ezra Leo Wilson and Ethel Irene (Mitchell) Wilson.
Neva grew up in southern California, attended schools there and graduated from El Monte Christian School in 1937.
She was a member of the Bible Holiness Church, Caney.
In 1940, Neva was united in marriage to Max L. Acuff at San Bernardino, California. To this union was born Ronald Dean, Melvin Ray, Keith Lynn, Eugene Neal, Stephen Leo, and Carol Kay. As a minister's wife, she accompanied her husband, Max, to Grenada, West Indies.
Survivors blessed by her memory are her children, sons Stephen & wife Brenda Acuff of Caney, Keith and wife Phyllis Acuff of Caney, son Melvin of Boston, MA, daughter Carol Vandervort and husband Jerry of Scottsberg, IND. 13 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren, one sister, Betty Wilson of California, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Max , sons Eugene and Ronnie, 2 grandsons Andy Jacob Acuff and Zachary Lee Vandervort, a brother Dean Wilson and a sister Mary Lois Hand. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, August 6, at 10:00am at the Bartlesville, Okla, Bible Holiness Church, with Reverend Jerry Vandervort officiating. Interment will be held 10:00am Monday, August 10, at Scenic Hills Cemetery, Ashland, Oregon. Local arrangements have been conducted by Potts Chapel of Caney. Online condolences can be shared at www.pottsfuneralhome.com.
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