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Millikin University > Alumni & Friends > Stay Connected > Millikin Quarterly > Memorials > Posts > Garwood, Melva Jean Clayton '52
LaPorte, Ind.

Melva Jean Clayton Garwood, 81, died peacefully at home late October 1.

She was born in Madisonville, KY on July 24, 1930. Two years later she moved to the Decatur, IL. area and graduated from Millkin University with an education and music degree in 1952. She began teaching at Aurora, IL and went to LaPorte, IN. Srom 1954 until 1983, while teaching, she married Eugene Garwood and worked in developing the Garwood fruit and vegetable farm with others in the family.

She left Indiana with her husband for Fort Myers and he became a USDA officer for over 10 years while she taught-retiring at age 78. Melva is survived by husband Eugene, son Grant, Sister Phyllis and preceded by son Eric.

Obituary originally published in The News-Press

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