It is a nice upright wedge shaped stone. It is located near the drive, but not too near, under a large maple tree. No danger of their stone getting buried in grass, leaves and soil anytime soon. It is more susceptible to moss and lichen.
I know it is spelled wrong because I was given the correct spelling many times. My grandma, Dad, several aunts and others used it several times in writing. It should be Delva. I also had a cousin named for grandpa.
Although hard to read in the picture above, the stone clearly says Delve.
Pictures top to bottom--
- The stone for Grandma Edna and Grandpa Delva.
- A picture of Grandpa, undated of course in his baseball uniform. He wasn't a professional, but must have belong to a local team somewhere, possibly in the Grand Rapids area.
- Grandma and Grandpa, presumable on their farm in western Newaygo county in the 30's or early 40's.
- Another undated picture, one that my father told me was their wedding picture.