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Malvin Floyd Lilly

August 17, 1926 ~ July 9, 2017 (age 90)

Malvin Floyd Lilly, 90, of Wintersville, Ohio died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Trinity West.  He was born on August 17, 1926 in Wadena, MN a son of the late George S. and Lettie Ruch Lilly.  He was preceded in death by four sisters Ethel L. Drone, Elise M. Pierce, Leona R. Gritz and Melissa Gritz; three brothers Jessie, Donald and Glen Lilly; companion and business partner William “Bill” Croskey of the former Town & Country Beauty & Gifts; nephews Stanley Gritz, Almond Drone, Harlen, David & Willard Pierce; niece Lois Self.

Mal graduated from Staples High School, Staples, MN and Lee & Ritter School of Beauty in St. Paul, MN.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry, Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45, Steubenville Scottish Rite, Jefferson County Museum, Upper Ohio Valley Opera Guild, Old Fort Steuben and Friends of the Grand Theater Restoration Project.

He is survived by nieces Gloria (Frank) Licari, Naomi (Lester) Pollock, Norma Finn, Orletta (Russell) Frederick, Loretta (Robert) Ecker and Karen (Donald) Johnson; nephews Eugene (Dolly) Lilly, George (Linda) Lilly, Bruce Drone, Norman (Shana) Drone, Michael (Brenda) Lilly and Marvin Pierce and several great nieces & great nephews.

Per Mal’s request, there will be no visitation or services.  Burial at Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jefferson County Museum, Old Fort Steuben, Grand Theater or Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville.


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