Mary Jane Stiver, age 63, of Butler, passed away Friday evening, October 5, 2018, in Butler Memorial Hospital with her family and her pastor by her side.
Born April 14, 1955 in Natrona Heights, she was the daughter of the late Ardell “Mack” Stiver and Hannah Spiker Stiver.
She attended the Mt Nebo Presbyterian Church in Whitestown, where she loved the church family and was known to give hugs to many.
Against all odds, she enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed crafts, coloring, writing books, shopping, and going out to dinner with her family. She loved kids, animals, and stuffed animals. She was a collector of anything Elephants, which she decorated her room with.
Her nieces and nephews said she was the best “nanny” they ever had growing up. She enjoyed short day trips with her niece Jessie, especially to Living Treasure’s Animal Park and Pymatuning.
She is survived by her mother Hannah Spiker Queen Stiver of Slippery Rock; her siblings Donna Sarvey of Butler, Sharon Sarvey (Tim) Reedy of Butler, Dorothy Homison of Slippery Rock; a number of nieces and nephews, her special companion niece Jessie Sarvey and nephew Matt Sarvey, who were always there to help; her doggie Alvin; and her special four little boys Carmine, Carter, Emil, and Gideon.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her 3 siblings; Bud Queen, Ron Queen, Marie Stiver; two brothers in laws; Ken Sarvey and Albert Sarvey; and a niece Darla Carothers.
Visitation will be on Friday, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect. Additional visitation will be on Saturday, 10am until time of service.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, 11am, in the Funeral Home, with her Pastor, Rev. Steve Cort, of Mt Nebo Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will be in West Sunbury Union Cemetery, West Sunbury.