Anita L. Shivvers, 91, of Corydon passed away peacefully Monday, March 7, 2016, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon surrounded by loved ones. Anita was born on Oct. 13, 1924, in rural Lucas County, the youngest of five siblings born to Harley and Geno Snider. She held a special place in the hearts of her four brothers. Anita met her husband of 67 years, Charles Shivvers, at the Saturday night dance in Lacona, and married Charles on March 5, 1945. Survivors include four children: Donna Otto (Don) of Knoxville, Carl Shivvers (Laura) of Corydon, Steve Shivvers of Prole, Iowa, Doug Shivvers (Joyce) of Corydon, seven grandchildren: C.C. Shivvers (Kay Kemp) of Des Moines, Ann Van Den Top of Chariton, Tracy DeGrandis (Marques) of Waunakee, Wis., Stacy Heisler (Jason) of North Liberty, Iowa, Isaac Shivvers of Berkley, Calif., Elizabeth Shivvers (Jacob Barrett) of San Francisco, Calif., Ryan Shivvers of Corydon, eight great-grandchildren: Nina & Ella DeGrandis of Waunakee, Wis., Shelby & Sadie Heisler of North Liberty, Charles Shivvers (Magdalena) of Des Moines, Dustin Shivvers (Lexxi Manassa) of Ames, Justin Van Den Top of Chariton, Andrew Van Den Top of Chariton and a sister-in-law, Ruth Snider of Norwalk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carl Shivvers, and four brothers: Herman, Dwight, Everett and Dean Snider. Anita’s first priority was always her loved family members. She was a very active farm wife for many years, often bringing lunch to the fields for her husband, raising a large garden, canning, as well as separating the cream for Saturday’s trading in Corydon. The Sunday family dinners always included delicious homemade pies, rolls, and fried chicken. Charles was an entrepreneur and Anita was always there with a helping hand, from picking strawberries at the family’s roadside strawberry patch in Ankeny, to being a waitress and cook at their restaurant in Des Moines, to being the first bookkeeper at Shivvers Manufacturing in Corydon. Anita especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her special Christmas dinners that always included homemade noodles made with care were always anticipated. In later years she often enjoyed a good afternoon golfing with friends in and around Corydon and the occasional run to the casino to play the slots. A Funeral Service was held 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2016, at Thomas-Randolph Funeral Home in Corydon. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Corydon Cemetery. Memorials may be given and condolences may be shared at www.thomasrandolphfh.com.
Published on  March 17, 2016