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William Stiver  1833-1903
DIED AT HIS POST
Mr. William Stiver, whose home is near Spruce Creak, in Huntingdon county, died at 11:30 yesterday morning, while leading his class at the Methodist church in Grazierville (Graysville).  He was talking on the lesson and suddenly stepped to one side.  Willing hands caught him and saved him from falling.  Life became extinct soon after and the body was removed to the home of his son-in-law Any Mearch (Merritts), of Charlotteville, near Fous' mill, where it can be seen by friends.  Mr Stiver often expressed the wish that he might die at his post.  He was about 70 years of age and was much beloved by his friends and acquaintances.  He was a leader in all church work and his loss will be deeply felt.
Published on August 17, 1903.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
 
William J Stiver  1862-1939
Died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ida Mayhue, 615 East Logan avenue, at 6:25 o'clock last evening after an extended illness.  He was born on March 24, 1862.  Surviving are four sons and two daughters, Walter, Charles, Blair, Ray, Mrs. Rose Gunsulas and Mrs. Mayhue, and one sister Mrs. Andy Merritts.  Friends will be received at the Gilden funeral home after 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Published on November 11, 1939.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
 
Rebecca Elizabeth Stiver Merritts  1860-1940
Wife of Andrew E. Merritts, died this morning at 12:12 o'clock at the home of a son, J.W. Merritts, 2707 Fifth avenue, of a complication of ailments after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Merritts was born on Oct. 23, 1860, at Franklinville, a daughter of William and Rosannah (Jones) Stiver.  Surviving are her husband, three sons and a daughter, W.F., J.W., and Mrs. T.J. stine, all of this city, and C.H. Merritts of Johnstown. O.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Merritts was a member of the Eighth Avenue Methodist church.  Friends will be received at the home after 7 o'clock tomorrow night.
Published on November 11, 1940.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Nellie Gray Peck Stiver  1885-1941
Wife of Walter A. Stiver of 500 South Twenty-second street, died at the home at 8:30 o'clock this morning following a short illness.  Mrs. Stiver was born in Altoona on Oct. 12, 1885, a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Peck, and had resided here all of her life.  She was married to Mr. Stiver of Altoona on March 4, 1904.  One daughter, now Mrs. Edward Muller of South Bend, Ind., was born to the union.  Mrs. Stiver was a member of the Jaggard Memorial Methodist church in Pleasant Valley and the Ladies Aid of the Pennsylvania railroad.  Surviving are the husband and daughter, one grandchild and the following brothers and sisters:  William and George Peck, Mrs. Molly Brotherton, Miss Alice Peck and Mrs. Samuel H. Helsor, all of Altoona.
Published on January 8, 1941.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Margaret Catherine Johnson Stiver  1897-1961
Of 5105 Walnut Ave., died at 8:05 p.m. yesterday in the Altoona Hospital, where she was admitted Feb. 24, after a brief illness.  She was born in Millville on Sept. 25, 1887, a daughter of Ira and Mame (Claycomb) Johnson.  Surviving are nine children, Merle, Mrs. Jean Walters, Kenneth, Mrs. Naomi Yonkosky, Carl, donald and Herbert, all of the city, William of Lebland, Tex., and Mrs. Mary Lou Fortney of Killeen, Tex.; 47 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Nora Gavin and Paul Young of Perryopolis, Pauline and Bud in California, Mrs. Henrieta Emerick of Clirton, Kenneth of California, Pa., and Milton of Pittsburgh.  She was a member of Ioka Council, Degree of Pocahontas, and the Orinoco Tribe of Red Men.  Friends will be received at the Stevens Mortuary after 7 p.m. today.
Published on March 14, 1961.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Walter A Stiver  1883-1965
Of 500 s. 22nd st., died unexpectedly at his home at 4 p.m. yesterday.  He was born in Altoona on Aug. 24, 1883, a son of Will J. and Bertha (Moore) Stiver, and married Nellie G. Peck who died Jan. 8, 1941.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Muller of South Bend, Ind.; one grand-daughter and four sisters and brothers, Mrs. William Mayhue, Mrs. Rose Gunsalus and Ray of Altoona and Blair of Lansing, Mich.  He retired from the P.R.R. in 1947 as a machinist, and was a member of the Frohsinn Singing Society.  Friends will be received at the Stevens Mortuary from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow.
Published August 10, 1965.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Herbert Eugene Stiver Jr  1966-1966
Infant son born to Herbert Eugene and Margaret (Wise) Stiver Sr. of 100 15th St., died at birth in the Altoona Hospital at 4:49 a.m. Sunday.  Surviving are the parents, a brother and sister, Kathy Jo and Shawn, at the home, and grandparents, Mrs. Helen Monark and Ray N. Stiver of the city.  Interment was made today.
Published January 12, 1966.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Blair Stiver  1892-1966
Of 404 E. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing, Mich., a native of Altoona but a resident of Lansing for 50 years, died in the Lansing Hospital on July 12.  He was born on Aug. 13, 1892, and married Mabel Slippey, who died July 24, 1961.  Surviving are three children:  Mrs. Earl Bennick and Mrs. Jack Liles of Lansing and Kenneth B. of Albuquerque, N.M., seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Rose Gunsallus, Mrs. Ida Mayhue and Ray, all of Altoona.  Mr. Stiver was a former employee of the Reo Motor Car Company of Lansing, retiring after 46 years of service.  Interment was made at Lansing.
Published on July 23, 1966.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Ray Nelson Stiver  1895-1967
Of 711 24th St., died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday at his residence.  He was born Nov. 21, 1895, in Spruce Creek, a son of William A. abd Bertha M. (Moore) Stiver, and was twice married, first to Margaret Johnson who died March 17, 1961, and then to Thelma Orr.  Surviving are his wife, seven sons and three daughters, Robert, Meryle, Mrs. Jean Walters, Kenneth, Mrs. Naomi Yonkosky, Carl, Donald and Herbert, all of Altoona, William of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Lou Fortney of Paterson, N.J.; 54 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mr.s Rose Gunsallis and Mrs. Ida Mayhue, both of Altoona.  Mr. Stiver was of the United Brethren faith.  He was a car repairman for the PRR, retiring on Dec. 31, 1959, with 44 years of service.  Friends will be received in the Stevens Mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Published on August 5, 1967.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Dorothy G Bartley Stiver  1920-1970
Of 3528 Pine Ave., died at 12:55 a.m. today, Nov. 6, 1970 in Altoona Hospital, where she was admitted Oct. 30, after an extended illness.  She was born in Altoona Sept. 28, 1920, a daughter of George and Mary Bartley, and married Meryle Stiver.  Surviving are her husband, 10 children, Meryle Jr., Mrs. Margaret C. Lees, Ray N., Mrs. Judith Green, Mrs. Melody L. Maretich, Thomas L., Mrs. Sylvia L. Claar and Mrs. Sally Holton of Altoona, Mrs. Pauline Hostler of Bellwood and Susan, at home; 21 grandchildren, and eight brothers and sisters, Robert B. of Lancaster, Kenneth of Babbitt, Nev., Raymond, John, Mrs. Anna Belle Neff, Mrs. Thelma Crostley and Mrs. May Jones of Altoona, and Mrs. Pauline Echard of Duncansville.  Mrs. Stiver was a member of the Menonite Church.  Friends will be received in the Stevens Mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Published on November 6, 1970.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Rose M Stiver Gunsalus  1886-1971
Of 616 E. Caroline Ave., died at 4:45 a.m. today, Jan. 26, 1971, in Altoona Hospital, where she was admitted Jan. 13.  She was born at Spruce Creek on March 11, 1886, a daughter of William and Bertha (Moore) Stiver, and married William E. Gunsalus, who preceded her in death.  Surviving are four children, Mrs. Cora Thomas of Duquesne, Mrs. Catherine Eakins and Mrs. Hazel Beecher of Altoona and Elwood of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ida Mayhue of Altoona.  Mrs. Gunsalus was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ, B. of R.T. Auxiliary and Retired Unit 4.  Friends will be received in the Books Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Published on January 1, 1971.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Meryle Thomas Stiver Sr  1915-1971
Of 3528 Pine Ave., died at 4:55 a.m. yesterday, June 11, 1971, at Altoona Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born in Altoona on June 27, 1915, a son of Ray and Margaret (Young) Stiver, and married Dorothy Bartley, who died Nov. 6, 1970.  Surviving are 10 sons and daughters, Meryle T. Jr., Mrs. Margaret C. Lees, Mrs. Judith Green, Mrs. Pauline Hostler, Mrs. Sally Holton, Mrs. Sylvia Claar and Miss Susan Stiver of Altoona, Mrs. Melody Maretich, at home, and Ray N. and Thomas L. of Williamsburg; 22 grandchildren, and seven brothers and sisters, Donald, Mrs. Naomi Yonkaskos, William and Karl of Altoona, Herbert of New York and Mrs. Mary Lou Fortney and Virginia Walters of Blandburg.  Mr. Stiver was self-employed as a trash hauler.  He served in the Army during World War II, and was a member of the Williamsburg American Legion.  Friends will be received in the Stevens Mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Published on June 12, 1971.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Ida M Stiver Mayhue  1889-1972
Of 615 E. Logan Ave., died at 8:15 a.m. today, Jan. 4, 1972, in the Fitzgerald Nursing Home.  She was born in Franklinville July 17, 1889, a daughter of William J. and Bertha Jane (Moore) Stiver, and in 1912 in the Eighth Avenue Methodist Church married William E. Mayhue, who died Dec. 26, 1962.  Surviving are six children, Thomas B., Robert E., Mrs. Jane Hill, and Mrs. Helen Olewine of Altoona, Clair R., of Cincinnati, Ohio, and J. Glenn of Williamsburg; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Mayhue was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ.  Friends will be received in the Barton-Stevens Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 tp 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Published on January 4, 1972.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Carl E Stiver  1928-1979
51, of 2607 Oak Ave., died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 1979, In Altoona VA Medical Center.  Mr. Stiver retired as a power lineman from I.B.E.W. in 1974.  He was born April 25, 1928, in Lakemont, the son of Ray N. and Margaret (Johnson) Stiver, and Aug. 20, 1949, in Winchester, Va., married Dolores Novack.  Surviving are his wife, two children, Robert and Pamela of Tampa, Fla., and a number of brothers and sisters.  Mr. Stiver was a member of the Newburg Fire Co. and Polish National Alliance and SS Peter and Paul Society.  He was an Army veteran of World War II.
 
Private services for Carl E. Stiver of 2607 Oak Ave. will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, by the Rev. John J. Lafferty.  Interment in Carson Valley Cemetery.  At the request of the family, private veiwing for the family will be held 8 to 10;30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Published on August 31, 1979.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Jean Virginia Stiver Walters  1919-1980
61, of Box 148, East Freedom, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 1980, in Mercy Hospital, following an extended illness.  She was born June 30, 1919, in Altoona, the daughter of Ray N. and Margaret C. (Johnson) Stiver, and March 17, 1944, married Harry R. Walters, who died Feb. 1, 1972.  Surviving are 10 children, John Richett in Michigan, Mrs. Judith Chamberlain of Coupon, Mrs. Patricia Stiver of East Freedom, Clair and Curtis of Sinking Valley, Mrs. Mary Lou Howard, Daniel, Ronie and Ronald of Altoona, and Juanita at home; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five brothers and sisters, William of East Freedom, Mrs. Naomi Yonkosky, Donald and Herbert of Altoona, and Mrs. Mary Lou Fortney of Blandburg.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Stevens Mortuary.
 
Services for Mrs. Jean V. Walters of Box 148, East Freedom, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Stevens Mortuary, 1421 8th Ave., by the Rev. Glenn L. Stahl.  Interment in Carson Valley Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the mortuary.
Published on November 18, 1980.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

William Allen Stiver Sr  1921-1986
       Mr. Stiver, 65, of Glasgow died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1986, in Flinton, after a brief illness.
       Mr. Stiver retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad.
       He born was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Altoona, the son of Ray N. and Margaret C. (Johnson) Stiver.
       Surviving are three sons:  Thomas N. of Huber Heights, Ohio; William of Iowa Park, Texas, and Stephen of Arlington, Texas, and six grandchildren.
       Also surviving are four brothers and sisters:  Donald and Naomi Yonkosky of Altoona, Herb of West Branch, Iowa, and Mary Lou Fortney of Blandburg.
       Mr. Stiver was an Army veteran of the Pacific Theater of World War II.
       There will be no viewing.
       Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary.
 
       Interment of William A. Stiver of Glasgow will be held at the convenience of the family in Carson Valley Cemetery.  There will be no viewing.  Arrangements by Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 8th Ave.  In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the Jaffa Shrine Temple.
Published on June 2, 1986.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Gerald Joseph Stiver Sr  1953-1988
     Gerald J. Stiver, 34, of 5911 Evergreen Manor, Apt B, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 1988, at Mercy Hospital.
     He was bron Aug. 25, 1953, in Altoona, the son of Donald H. Sr. and Catherine (Wolf) Stiver, and Aug. 28, 1973, in Altoona, married Linda Beard.
     Surviving are his wife and two children:  Gerald J. Jr. and Sherry D., at home.
     Also surviving are his parents of Altoona, and seven brothers and sisters:  Donald Jr. of Bakers Summit, Dave, Mike, Jim and John of Altoona and Raymond and Susan Ellis of Duncansville.
     Mr. Stiver was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
     He was also a life member and president of the Altoona Volunteer Sortsman Association.
     Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home.
 
Services for Gerald J. Stiver of 5911 Evergreen Manor, Apt. B, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., by Pastor Kerry Feathers.  Interment at Carson Valley Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Published on July 22, 1988.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Anna Marie Gruger Stiver  1924-1991
     Mrs. Stiver, 67, of 320 Crawford Ave. died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 29, 1991, at Altoona Hospital.
     She was born April 10, 1924, in Burnham, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Burns) Gruger.  She married Kenneth G. Stiver.  He died in 1970.
     Surviving are three children:  Judy Beichler and Ellen Pollard of Altoona and Brian of Duncansville; and six grandchildren.
     Also surviving is a brother Pete Grosky of Erie.
     Mrs. Stiver was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church and the Adult Day Care Center.
     Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary.
 
Services for Anna Marie Stiver of 320 Crawford Ave. will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Chapel of Stevens Mortuary, by the Rev. Joseph Strittmatter.  Interment at Carson Valley Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 8th Ave.
Published on December 30, 1991.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Herbert Eugene Stiver Sr  1935-1993
     Mr. Stiver, 58, formerly of Altoona, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1993, after an apparent heart attack.
     Mr. Stiver retired on disability as a truck driver, after 35 years' service.
     He was born March 28, 1935, in Altoona, the son of Ray N. Sr. and Margaret C. (Johnson) Stiver.  He married Barbara Jo Bagnell on Dec. 24, 1988, in Mercer.
     Surviving are his wife, six children:  Linda Stiver of Altoona, Kathy Stiver and Kimberly Miller in Iowa, Timothy S. Stiver of Williamsport, Vanessa Robbins and Janet Robbins of Mercer and 10 grandchildren.
     Also surviving are two sisters and a brother:  Naomi Yonkosky and Donald H. of Altoona, and Mary Lou Fortney of Blandburg.
     Interment was made in Mercer.
Published on September 21, 1993.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Brian Patrick Stiver  1963-1996
     Brian P. Stiver, 33, 3240 Old 6th Avenue Road North, Duncansville, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at his residence.
     He was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Altoona, the son of the late Anna (Gruger) Stiver.  He married Thelma Claycomb April 20, 1985, in Cross Keys.
     Mr. Stiver was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church.
     He was employed as a chef and maintenance person at the Heidelberg and Park Hills country clubs.
     Mr. Stiver enjoyed woodworking.  He was a member of the Heidelberg Country Club.
     Surviving are his wife; two daughters:  Jessica and Crystal, both at bome; three sisters:  Judy Beichler and Ellen Pollard, both of Altoona, and Jackie Blyer of Duncansville; and a brother, Terrance Pollard of Altoona.
     Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary.
 
Services for Brian P. Stiver of 3240 Old 6th Avenue Road North, Duncansville, will be held Saturday at Stevens Memorial Chapel.  Interment at Carson Valley Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 8th Ave.
Published on August 15, 1996.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Mary Lou Stiver Fortney  1942-2000
     Mrs. Mary Lou Fortney, 58, Blandburg, died Tuesday afternoon, June 20, 2000, at her residence, following a brief illness.
     She was born Feb. 18, 1942, in Altoona, the daughter of the late Ray N. and Margaret C. (Johnson) Stiver.  She married Melvin D. Fortney Aug. 27, 1960, in Blandburg.
     Mrs. Fortney was a member of Brethren in Christ Church, Blandburg.
     She was a homemaker and had driven a school bus for Reynolds Motor Co., Glasgow, for 13 years.
     Mrs. Fortney was a longtime member and former dispatcher for Reade Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance Service and had been a Democratic chairwoman for Reade Township for 20 years.
     She was a 1960 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School.
     Surviving are her husband; three daughters:  Margaret C. Alley and Denise P. Phillips, both of Blandburg, and Tammy L. Peterson of Bellwood; two sons:  Melvin D. Fortney III of Hagerstown, Md., and John A. of Shamokin; a sister, Naomi L. yonkosky of Altoona; a brother Donald H. of Altoona; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
     Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow.
 
Funeral services for Mary Lou Fortney will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow, with the Rev. Sam Oldham officiating.  Interment will be made at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow.  Friends will be received fro 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  She also was preceded in death by six brothers:  Meryle, Ray, Kenneth, William, Carl and Herbert; and a sister, Jean Walters.  She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Published on June 22, 2000.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Steven Ray Stiver  1951-2000
     Steven Ray Stiver, age 49, of Arlington, Texas, died Friday, September 1, 2000, in his home.
     Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Johnny Bullard, pastor of the Northeast Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Seymour Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #7871. Services were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

     Mr. Stiver was born July 13, 1951, in Amherst, Texas. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1969. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972, being stationed in Korea and Germany. He obtained an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Cooke County Junior College in Gainesville, Texas. He had been employed by Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth for the past 20 years, as a Systems Programmer Tech III in the Information Technology Department.
     Survivors include his mother, Jerry Stiver, of Seymour, Texas; his son, James, of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Tom Stiver of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Bill Stiver of Junction, Texas.

     Pallbearers were his co-workers from Harris Hospital.

Courtesy of Baylor County Banner, Seymour, Texas.

Ader Lina "Jerry" Bench Stiver  1925-2005
     Jerry Bench Stiver, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at her home in Seymour, Texas.
     She was born April 24, 1925, to Neal and Bertrice Bench in Amherst, Texas.  Jerry graduated in Amherst, as valedictorian of her class.  She then attended Draughon's Business College in Lubbock, Texas.  Soon after she moved to Ft. Worth, Texas where she met and married Bill Stiver Sr. on April 3, 1943, while he was in the Army Air Force.  He died in 1986.  Jerry was a homemaker and amember of the Northeast Baptist Church in Seymour.  She was an avid reader of mystery novels, loved working crossword puzzles, and always had a jig-saw puzzle going.  She enjoyed cooking, and e-mailing family and friends.
     She was preceeded in death by her son Stephen in September of 2000, and her brother J.T. Bench in December 1999.
     Survivors include her two sons, Thomas Stiver of Dayton, Ohio and Bill Stiver and wife Julie of Wichita Falls, Texas (formerly of Junction, Texas); five granddaughters:  Amy, Wendy, Jennifer, Krissy, and Heather; two grandsons:  Tommy and Jamie; and three great-granddaughters:  Alison, Madelyn, and Camryn.
     A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Bullard, officiating.
     In lieu of flowers and for those desiring, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Northeast Baptist Church or charity of choice.
Courtesy of Wichita Falls, Texas.
 

Terry L "Buckwheat" Stiver  1955-2006
October 1, 1955 - May 7, 2006
     Terry L "Buckwheat" Stiver, 50, Imler, passed away Sunday at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ray N. Jr. and Helen (Love) Stiver.
     He retired in 1998 as an assembler from Peek Traffic Signals, Bedford, and previously worked for Hedstrom.  He was a member of the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, Queen, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing Santa Claus for the children.
     Surviving are his live-in companion, Patty McDannell; sisters: Donna Lamberson and Bonnie Moore, both of Mapleton Depot, Mary Donahue of Northern Cambria and Debbie Frantz of Altoona; brothers: Kenneth Stiver of Altoona and Edward Stiver of York; and his best friend, Rod Bollman.  He was preceded in death by a brother Rockey Stiver, and a sister, Dora Mae Roudabush.
     Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor James Neatrour officiating.  Interment at Greenfield Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
Published on May 8, 2006.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Dora Mae Stiver Roudabush  1942-2005
Wife of Eugene Roudabush
     Mrs. Dora Mae Roudabush, 62, of Claysburg RR died Wednesday, aug. 31, 2005, at the Altoona Hospital Campus.
     A funeral was held Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom, by Revs. William and Mary Hendricks.
     Burial was in Greenfield Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 12, 1942, in Altoona, a daughter of Ray N. Jr. and Helen (Love) Stiver.
     She married Eugene Steward Roudabush Sept. 8, 1962, in Winchester, Va.
     She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Lori of Hollidaysburg, Toni Callier of Imler and Carol of Claysburg; four sons, Eugene W. of Claysburg, Steven of Alum Bank, James of Fishertown and William of Bedford; and 14 grandchildren.
     She also is survived by three sisters, Mary Donahue in Virginia, Debbie Frantz of Altoona and Bonnie Moore of Mapleton Depot; three brothers, Kenneth of Altoona, Edward of New Freedom, York County, and Terry Stiver of Imler; a half sister, Donna Lambert of Huntingdon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Rickey, and an infant great-granddaughter, Candise Star.
Published on September 8, 2005.  Courtesy of Morrisons Cove Herald.

Catherine J Wolf Stiver  1930-2007
Nov. 21, 1930 - June 13, 2007
     Catherine J Stiver, 76, Altoona, died Wednesday at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus, after an extended illness.
     She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Fritz and Mary (Glass) Wolf.  She married Donald H. Stiver March 8, 1950, in Winchester, Va.
     Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Susan Ellis of Johnstown; six sons: Donald Jr., David, Michael, James, Raymond and John, all of Altoona; four sisters: Bernadine Biesinger, Rose Biesinger, Mary Bagier and Florence Zeak; a brother, Fred; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald; and a daughter, Karen.
     Mrs. Stiver was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Shurch.
     She had attended Sacred Heart School.
     Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at William G. Bigelow II Funeral Home.  Services will be held at noon Saturday at the funeral home by Father James Crookston.  Interment at Carson Valley Cemetery.
    Published on June 14, 2007.  Courtesy of Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.