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Jeanine Stiver

Stiver, Jeanine, age 87 of Germantown passed away November 27, 2016 at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties.  She was born to the late Hiram and Edna (Schoonover) Chamberlain in West Carrollton, OH.  Jeanine was a graduate of Germantown High School, class of 1947, a member of the Germantown United Methodist Church for 74 years where she was also the choir director for 47 years.  She worked for Payne Corporation and then retired from Valley View Schools where she worked as the school secretary for almost 30 years.  Jeanine loved music and enjoyed composing and directing the Germantown Musical from 1968 to 1994, she was Mrs. Germantown during the July 4th celebration in 1973 and in 1989 she was honored as the Grand Marshall for Valley View Homecoming.  She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dean Stiver, 4 sons Michael (Cindy), Randy (Julie), Jeffrey (Debbie), and Daniel (Julie), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 AM at the Germantown United Methodist Church, 525 Farmersville Germantown Pk, Germantown with Pastor Gary Wheeler officiating.  Burial immediately following at Germantown Union Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday December 1, 2016 from 5-8PM and also prior to the service on Friday beginning at 9:30.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church music department in memory of Jeanine.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Germantown United Methodist Church - Music Fund
525 Farmersville Germantown Pike Germantown OH 45327,

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Dale & Melva Burdge Jan 15 2018 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Jeanine's Stiver.Jeanine was a force in her family, at school, in the Methodist Church, and in the community in general.However, she was just as big of a force to me personally. She is the one and only reason I ever did ANYTHING musically.She had that innate ability to bring people out of their comfort zone and get them to realize their true potential.I am living proof.She, first, encouraged (strongly) me to join the church choir, then to sing solos, then in cantatas, then in the community shows, and finally as a member of "The Greasers."She was like a second Mom to me, always expecting the best of me never letting up. I owe her a debt of gratitude that I will never be able to pay.My sincere condolences to Dean and my "brothers from another mother," Mike, Randy, Jeff and Danny as well as their families.

Eric Hacker Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dean and the Stiver family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandma. I enjoyed to the utmost knowing Jeanine since I came to Valley View in 1970. Just a special,special gal. Stay strong in her loss but know that she touched so many lives along her journey. RIP Jeanine!Sincerely, Bob & Sandy Swanson

Bob Swanson Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers being lifted to the Stiver family, and many friends. Jeanine was an exceptional individual and will long be remembered. What a legacy she will leave behind for her love of God, music and life in general. Was such a blessing to watch her direct the Choir last year in the "Festival of Choirs". May you wrap yourselves in the message of LOVE & HOPE this Holy of Seasons proclaims.

Darlene Raker Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss.I pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this difficult moment in your lives.My most sincere condolences.Mrs. Stiver was always a joy to be around.

Connie Poorman Holsapple Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Jeanine was a ray of sunshine , and love where ever she went. She'll be missed by a lot of people. My deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Pam Link

Pam Link Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

To the Stiver Family, Jeanine was a very special lady. I always admired her dedication to church, music and the Germantown community. Condolences to her family, she will be greatly missed.

Gail Lansaw Chmielewski Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear that Jeanine passed away. What a wonderfully energetic, creative and committed lady! She was so quick witted and funny. She was always very proud of her family and her community.Bless you all in this very sad time but know she is singing, composing and conducting on a daily basis now. All our love.

Mark and Amy Cline Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your family. She always had a smile on her face...a beautiful lady inside and out.

Shari (Lewan) King Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

My love and condolences to the Stiver family! I always looked at Jeanine as my second mom (since she bossed me around and always told me what to do! LOL) That's why I loved her and looked up to her! She is probably the reason I am in church today! If I could be half the woman Jeanine was, I'd be happy!Love you all!

Susan Miller Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

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