Edward W. Naven was born November 12, 1919 at the family farm in Taylor County, Iowa to
Clyde and Edith Naven. He left this earth on the 17th of August, 2021 to be with the Heavenly
Father. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Margeleen, to whom he was married on
October 27, 1945, who was the love of his life and cherished the 75 years they were married. He
also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Sandra (Larry) Johnson, Delores (Mark)
Batchelder, Ronald (Linda) Naven, and Eldon (Anita) Naven. He also leaves great memories for
his eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, all of whom he enjoyed and cherished.
Ed was a life-long farmer, a life-long member of the United Methodist Church and a proud
World War II veteran having served three years in the Army Air Corp.
The family is not planning services. They will plan a private family only celebration at a time to
The family is requesting that any memorials that people feel they would like to contribute should
be contributed to the Friends of the Gibson Public Library, Creston, Iowa.
The family wishes that he rest in peace as a life-long man of faith.