(January 30, 2002)
Neva Wollam Litton, 78, formerly of Powell, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Christiansburg, Va., following a two-year battle with heart disease.
The youngest of five children, she was born Dec. 6, 1923, to Perry and Rose Wollam of Morrefield, Nebr. The family migrated to Powell during the Great Depression in 1935, and Neva was graduated from Powell High School in 1940.
In 1944, she married Arthur G. Litton of Powell. The couple had two daughters and lived in the Powell Valley for 27 years. Neva enjoyed raising her family and working at Bonners Store over a period of 14 years.
In 1970, she moved to California and later retired there from SAV-ON Drug in 1983 at the age of 60. She and a daughter, Jennifer, shared a home in Columbus, Ohio, and in Virginia from 1992 until the time of her death.
Survivors include her former husband, Art, in Powell; her daughters, Jennifer Frank of Christianburg, Va., and Kathi George and husband Chuck of Green Valley, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Dayne Liner Hardt of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Leta Bentley of Newark, Ohio; a brother, Jay Wollam of Surprise, Ariz., two sisters-in-law, Ester Wollam and Flossie Wollam; and eight nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ray Wollam of Powell; a sister, Lila Wollam Nunnally of California; and grandson Darren Liner of Powell.
Cremation has taken place, and a family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. At her request, her ashes will be sprinkled near her grandson's on Kitty Creek on the North Fork.