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James E. Stiverson


James E. Stiverson

James E. Stiverson, formerly of Washington Court House, passed away April 10, 2016, at Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland.

James was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Columbus, to John and Frieda (nee Poling) Stiverson.

He lived his youth in Sugar Grove and graduated from Berne Union High School. In 1966, after machine training, he worked at Lockbourne Air Base, Anchor Hocking Glass Data Center, and Ohio University, at their Data Center.

In 1966, he enlisted in the Army and was trained to work with Sergeant Missiles. He was stationed first in Germany and then spent the remainder of his military time in Italy. While there, he learned to snow and water ski and visited numerous European landmarks.

He was married in 1969 and began a career with IBM, where he worked until his retirement in 1997. He spent his retirement years as a car salesman, Bingo caller for the American Legion, worked at golf courses and spent time golfing with friends.

He served in the local Library Board, was a member and officer with the Masonic Lodge #0269 of Mt. Sterling and many other civic organizations. He headed the school dictionary program and distributed them to students as an educational service.

He spent the larger part of his life in the Mt. Sterling and Washington Court House area. Jim spent his last years in the care of the McMullen Asst. Care Center of Loudonville, the Brethren Care Center of Ashland, and Hospice of North Central Ohio, also of Ashland.

He was a gentle soul, kind, witty and always willing to help others. He was cared for and loved by those who shared his life during these last few years. May he rest in the presence of his Savior.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, father and mother-in-law, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is survived by his brother, Jack (Sandy) Stiverson of Sugar Grove; sister, Sandy (Bill) Flowers of Loudonville; niece, Jane (Jeff) Walters; niece, Angela Stiverson; nephew, Bill Flowers; great-niece, Jillian Hilenski; and great-nephew, Mitch Hilenski.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Porter-Tidd Funeral Home, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, where Masonic Rights will be given at 8 p.m. Cremation will follow the calling hours with private family burial at Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or Masonic Lodge #0269 Building Fund in Mt. Sterling.

Visit www.tiddfuneralservice.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal