Obituary: Morris Owen Stivers Sr.

September 5, 1936 – October 27, 2022

Morris Owen Stivers, Sr., of Solsberry passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Born on September 5, 1936, he was the son of Raymond and Ruby (Sims) Stivers. He married Evelyn Stivers, and she preceded him in death. 

Morris worked for Weddle Bros Construction and Force Construction and was a member of the Laborer’s International Union of North America. After retiring in 1995, he worked as a custodian for Eastern Greene Schools. He attended University High School in Bloomington. Morris was in the 82nd Airborne of the Army where he specialized in Special Forces and Paratrooping. Morris enjoyed fishing, playing the lottery, hunting ginseng, and traveling. 

Surviving to cherish the memory of Morris are his children, Audrey (Steve) Edington of Bloomington, Robin Stivers of Bedford, Tim (Debbie) Stivers of Linton, and Dan Stivers of Bedford; grandchildren, Missy Hodge, Jamie Bixler, Rick Stivers, Tim Stivers, Jr., Brian Mullis, Owen Stivers, and Josh Stivers; many cherished great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; special nieces, Amy Fletcher, Krystal Miller, and Rachel Williams; and his sister Wanda Ludwig. 

Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Stivers; parents; sons, Morris O. Stivers, Jr., and Bob Stivers; great nephew, Hunter Brown; great-great-grandchild, Aiden Keith Hobbs; four sisters; and six brothers. 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer, IN. with Amy Fletcher officiating. The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Morris.

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