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Saturday January 18th, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Saturday January 18th, 2020

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Richard L Stiver

Richard L. Stiver, age 84, of West Manchester, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. He was born January 13, 1935 in Germantown to the late Harry T. and Mary (Zimmerman) Stiver. Richard was a 1953 graduate of Jefferson High School in New Paris. He retired from General Motors. He coached Little League baseball for many years and took the annual trip to the Little League World Series each year in Pennsylvania. He loved high school sports and attended regularly for many years; he also enjoyed camping, traveling, boating and spent many years in Florida during the winter months. He was also a member of the West Alexandria Church of the Brethren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Donna (Ward) Stiver in 2007; brothers Harry and John Stiver; sisters Jean Webb and Mary Stiver; infant brother Edward Stiver; and grandson Randy Stiver. He is survived by his children: Rick (Peggy) Stiver of Monroe, Donna Jean Ferguson of Eldorado, Dean (LeAnne) Stiver of New Paris, Barb (Don) Kerns of West Manchester and Dennis (Karlynda) Stiver of New Paris; 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; sister Betty (Lawrence) Gilbert of Manvel, TX; brothers Frank (Esther) Stiver of Dickson, TN and Wes (Jan) Stiver of Lewisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also known as “Grandpa” to many people at National Trail sporting events. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 11:00 am until time of memorial service at 1:00 pm at the West Alexandria Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak Street, West Alexandria, OH 45381with Pastor Brody Rike officiating. Interment will follow at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, OH. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206, Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459 or National Trail School Foundation, PO Box 155, New Paris, OH 45347. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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We have two out-of-town commitments for today so cannot come to personally offer condolences. Our friendships and associations with the Stiver family now span five generations -- too many memories to recall. will be thinking of you during service times, Russell & Melanie Robert

Melanie Robert Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM

I miss the days of coming home and seeing your dad out working in the yard or pool. It seems like yesterday we were all back in school and saw your parents all the time. Prayers for peace and healing are surrounding each and every one of you.

Janet Herrmann Guerrero Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

Each member of your family holds a very special place in my heart. I was deeply saddened when I heard of Richards death. Although I know he is with Donna once again, I also know there will be a vast void in your lives. I will be working and unable to attend the visitation or service. Please know you all will be held close in my heart in the coming days. Dickey and I are so very sorry for your loss.

Sharon Arnett Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

Donna Jean, Barbara and families, sorry to hear this about Richard. Seems like Ive know you and families all my life. Lots of memories. You are in my thoughts. April Bigham Weldy

April Weldy Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

I just dont remember when Richard wasnt present. My brother Mike and Rick were friends and at EVERY sporting event there was Richard. He was usually recoding the event and narrating as each minute passed He was like my Dad in that he showed up for his kids everyday in every way So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to you all

Joni Barton Scharff Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM