Graveside funeral services and a memorial Celebration of Life were held for Mary Hemmingway DeVan, 93 of Lindsay, who passed away April 26, 2006, at Lindsay Gardens Nursing Home. She was born June 6, 1912 in Homewood, Ill. and came to Lindsay in the late 1940s. She was married for 51 years to the late William DeVan.

Mrs. DeVan was the Lindsay United Methodist Church organist for many years and also retired from the Lindsay Unified School District. She was voice coach; taught organ; arranged Orange Blossom Teas and was an accompanist for the Golden Age Chorus. Surviving are her son Richard J. DeVan of Romney, W.V.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Webb-Sanders Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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