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Lila McMurrin Stivers
October 14, 1885–December 26, 1972

Lila McMurrin Stivers, age 87, widow of Ray Stivers, died at the Americana Nursing Home in Cedar Rapids Tuesday, December 26, 1972, after an illness of several months.
She was born in Greenfield township, Jones County, Iowa October 14, 1885, the daughter of James and Mary Catherine Johnson McMurrin. She received her early education in the area schools and on December 18, 1907, was married to Ray Stivers and they farmed in Jackson township. Mr. Stivers preceded her in death February 11, 1965.
She leaves to mourn her passing two children, Mrs. Evelyn Irene Carlough of North Miami, Florida and Emmett Leroy Stivers of Phoenix, Arizona. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Charles, Ronald, and Richard Stivers, and seven great-grandchildren. Beside her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Mrs. Stivers was a member of the Anamosa United Methodist Church and the Antioch Social Circle.
Funeral services were held at the Untied Methodist Church with Rev. Brown Garlock officiating. Interment was in the Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa. Casket bearers were: Orin Davis, Stephen Davis, Rev. LaVerne Townsend, Charles Stivers, Ronald Stivers, and Richard Stivers.

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