Granville ‘Granny’ L. Shivvers

Granville ‘Granny’ L. Shivvers


Granville ‘Granny’ Shivvers, 100, of Clarion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday, September 8, 2019 at The Meadows Assisted Living in Clarion.

Funeral services for Granny Shivvers will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 121 3rd Avenue North West in Clarion, with Pastor Bill Kem officiating. Burial will take place at Pleasantville Cemetery in Pleasantville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Gateway Hospice, 103 2nd Avenue Northeast in Clarion, or to donor’s favorite charity.

Granville Levi, son of Mills and Cora (Speed) Shivvers, was born on March 14, 1919 in rural Marion County. On November 21, 1940, Granny was united in marriage to Ruth Beem in Kirksville, Missouri. Granny resided in Marion County until entering the Army in 1943. He served in the 11th Armored Division, 3rd Army under the command of General George Patton and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Granny moved to Clarion in 1955. He retired from Soil Conservation Service in 1978. Granny owned and operated Shivvers Drainage Service from 1979 – 1989. For the past 27 years, he resided at The Meadows in Clarion.

Granny is survived by his son Gary (Theresa) Shivvers; daughter Linda (Stephan) Calcari; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 1996 and granddaughter Tina Condon in 2014.


Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: United Church of Christ Congregational – Clarion
121 Third Avenue North West, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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