Revanell (Dunn) McVay, age 89, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the Heritage Nursing Center, where she had been a resident for 2 years. She was born January 10, 1934, in Belmont, W. Va., to Lawrence Edward (Ed) and Lela (Ingram) Dunn. She married Richard Edward McVay on July 31, 1955. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage until his passing October 23, 2009.
She and Richard were blessed with three children, Jeffrey (Sallyanne), Rebecca (Randy) Greeno, and Mary Jo, five grandchildren, Neil (Emily) Greeno, Morgan Huber, Ross Greeno, Caitlin (Jeremiah) Stanton-Rich, Corey Anne McVay and two great-grandsons, Oliver Huber and Jack Greeno.
Growing up, Reva was very active in school activities, especially choir and band. She attended high school in St. Marys, W. Va., graduating in 1952. Reva enjoyed and maintained her school friendships throughout her life. She particularly enjoyed the homecoming festivities and class reunions that her class held, often traveling out of state to attend them. After graduation, she worked for Union Carbide in Belpre, Ohio.
Reva came to northwest Ohio when Richard began working for the Ohio Farm Bureau, first locating in Forest, Ohio, before moving to Findlay, Ohio, in 1963. She was the credit coordinator at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., from where she and Richard both retired. They attended Christ Church United Methodist, where Reva was a member for 60 years. She enjoyed the sewing circle and the women’s groups there.
Masonic organizations were an integral part of their lives, especially after their children were older. Reva was a 50-year member of Eastern Star Chapter #31 in St. Marys, W. Va., Findlay Rainbow advisory board, Ladies Oriental Shrine, Dendarah Court, Jesterettes and several other Masonic groups. She was proud that they had participated in the annual Legion of Honor pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., for 20 years.
There were three things on the bucket list of Reva and Richard — to own a property with woods and a stream, have a classic car and travel the Alaska Highway. They were able to satisfy each item on that list.
Reva enjoyed reading, sewing, learning to crochet and was a prolific collector of Longaberger baskets. She played pinochle for many years with the Trump It 8 card club. Reva was known for her friendly demeanor and her signature white hair bun. She will be greatly missed.
They enjoyed traveling and always made sure there was a family vacation. They loved to travel and documented their trips through LOTS of pictures. Their adventures took them to England, Scotland, Australia and most of the United States. Maintaining family relationships and friendships was very important to them and they often incorporated those visits into their travels far and wide.
Reva was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, son Jeff, an infant sister and sister Betty Lee (Ralph) Mitchell.
A celebration of her life will be held at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11 a.m. with Bishop Terry McBeath officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. and for an hour before the celebration of life. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery east of Findlay.
Memorial contributions can be made to Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo. Online condolences may be expressed at coldrencrates.com.