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Ethel M. Stivers

Mother, grandmother, educator

Memorial services for Ethel M. Stivers of Claremont will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, Kingman Chapel, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont. Ms. Stivers died peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Claremont Manor Care Center. She was 98.

Ms. Stivers was born December 3, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Carl and Anna Reavill Dunlap. She graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois, and then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she was a member of the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority.

In 1938, Ms. Stivers married Ernest E. “Bud” Stivers in Chicago. She was a former member of Edwards United Church of Christ, SLA Club and PEO Chapter JS, all of Davenport, Iowa. She was later a member of Claremont United Church of Christ in Claremont and PEO Chapter MS in San Bernardino.

The family notes that she was much loved by her daughter Barbara Fryer and her husband Don; by her grandson Todd Fryer and his wife Chris; by her granddaughter Lisa Sanchez and by her great-grandchildren, Anthony and Samantha Sanchez, all of Fontana. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972.

Graveside services were held in March at Davenport Memorial Park in Davenport, Iowa. 

Memorial donations may be made to Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont CA 91711 or Edwards United Church of Christ, 3420 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport IA 52807.

 

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