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Claude Givens

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Claude Givens, 92, of Beaver Dam, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Butler County, Kentucky, to the late Jack and Lelia McCoy Givens.

He was a member of Word Missionary Baptist Church. Claude was a WWII Army Veteran. Claude retired from Inland Steel Company in East Chicago, Indiana.

He loved antiques, his church work and was ordained a Baptist deacon in 1958.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Curtis, Clyde, and Cloy Givens; and a sister, Amy Martin.

Claude is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mardell Barrow Givens, of Beaver Dam; sons, Philmer Givens (Nancy), of Buffalo, New York, Devon Givens (Karen), of North Royalton, Ohio; grandchildren, Karen Mazurek, of Amherst, New York, Jamie Givens, of North Bergen, New York, Jessica McGrogan (Matt), of Amelia Island, Florida, Joshua Givens (Heather), of Arlington, Virginia; stepgrandchildren, Kristin Peterson Schriber, of Phoenix, Arizona, Ashley Peterson, of Phoenix, Andrew Peterson (Mary), of Orchard Park, New York; five great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Amy Crawford, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Moran officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery where Military Honors will be presented by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Visitation will begin Monday, March 11, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service at Smith Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donate to the Baptist Children’s Home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Online condolences can be made at smithfuneralhome.com.

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