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Delores L. (Ellis) Stivers

Delores Lorraine Stivers, 86 of Corona, CA formerly of Glenwood, IA & Mesa, AZ entered into rest on May 2, 2015 in Corona, CA. She was born Dec. 7, 1928 near Persia, IA to Lloyd & Mary (Howard) Ellis.

Dee attended grade school in Atchison, KS & IA. She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1946. Later that year on her 17th birthday, she received the State of Iowa Limited Special War Emergency Normal Training Certificate. She started teaching in the Walnut Grove School near Tabor, IA. Dee graduated from the University of Nebraska in Omaha on Aug. 16, 1975 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

Dee was united in marriage to William “Bill” Stivers on March 16, 1947. To this union of 66 years, two children were born, Judy and Ronald.

Delores taught in Mills County rural schools for 8 years before teaching in Glenwood Public Schools for a total of 31 years & retired in 1986.

Bill & Dee were snowbirds in Arizona for 14 years before building a new home in 1999 and moving to Mesa, AZ. They were avid travelers most of their later years visiting nearly every state in the union plus Scotland, England, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Canada and took 3 different cruises to Mexico.

Dee enjoyed reading, playing cards, entertaining, golfing & having fun with both new & old friends. She was treasurer of the Legion Auxiliary in Glenwood & a member for 57 years. She was a member & president of the Business & Professional Women. She was chairman of the Christian Church youth group & chaired on many committees in the Glenwood School District. She loved her grandchildren & enjoyed camping & traveling with them.

Preceding Delores in passing were her parents, husband, siblings, Velma Wright, Marcelyn White, Rosemary Jerkovich & Marion Ellis, son-in-law, Richard Martin; Survivors include children, Judy Martin of Plattsmouth, NE; Ron (Rita) Stivers of Corona, CA; 6 grandchildren & spouses; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Bessie Galloway & Barbara Johnston of Council Bluffs, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives & many friends.

Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Mary Jane Miller Fund or Glenwood Public Library.

Visitation:Saturday, July 25, 2015
9:00 AM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

Service:Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:00 AM
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA51534

3 Condolences

  • Kathy Roenfeld Posted July 20, 2015 12:00 am

    What a great lady! She put up with us and all our carrying on with style and grace! Know she will be missed, but all the wonderful memories will help you through this time of loss and grief.

  • Tammy (Reafleng) Collinson Posted July 22, 2015 12:00 am

    Mrs. Delores Stivers was a wonderful person and educator. She was my favorite teacher and I was fortunate enough to have had her as my teacher in both my first and fifth grade years. She, without a doubt, made a positive impression on the minds of the children she taught. God blessed the little children by placing her in our lives. Thank-you Mrs. Stivers!

  • Lee Johnson Posted July 22, 2015 12:00 am

    Ron, Rita, Stivers and family.

    So sorry to hear about Mom passing.I didnt know that that Bill was also gone..I know its been a long time since we’ve spoken, I hope you guys are fine. When things have gone their course and you guys lives get s bit of normality, please call, I’d really like to see how you’re doin.Once again I am so sorry, and I love you guys. Peace Lee 4803708769

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