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Ray Stivers
February 11, 1883–February 11, 1965
Ray Stivers, age 82, died Thursday, February 11, 1965 at his farm home in Jackson township, Newport community, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Monday February 15th at 1:30 PM at the First Methodist Church, Anamosa, Iowa. Rev J. Ellis Webb conducted the service. Burial was in the Olin Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Delbert Grafft, Ray Morning, Leo Bonjour, Robert Duncan, Merle Meeks and Donald Meeks. Mrs. Leon Stivers, Olin, was soloist. Mrs. J. E. Webb was organist.
He was born February 11, 1883, son of Charles D. Stivers and Ida Carter Stivers at his present home in Jackson township. He was married to Lila McMurrin December 18, 1907, at the McMurrin farm home in the Forest community. Couple had lived their married life on the present farm home.
He was a member of the Methodist church, Anamosa. He attended Newport grade school and graduated from Olin high school in 1904.
Survivors include his wife, Lila: two adopted children, Emmett Leroy Stivers, Phoenix, Arizona and Evelyn Carlough, North Miami, Florida, three grandchildren, Charles, Ronald, and Richard Stivers, and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles D. Stivers and Ida Stivers.

Submitted by: Charles R. Stivers

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