Eldon E. Stires (July 14, 1934 - April 17, 2014)

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MT. STERLING - Eldon E. Stires, 79, of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his residence.
He was born July 14, 1934, in Pickaway County, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Mabel (Riley) Stires.
He was retired from 35 years at Westinghouse. Member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Union No. 476). Employed by Pleasant Township for 14 years. An avid fisherman and hunter.
Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Willis, William, Robert, Pearl, Ronald and Seymour Lee; sister, Mary Lou (Stires) Ladley; and granddaughter, DeAnn DeBois.
Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Janet; sons, Terry (Kim) Stires, Tim (Dee) Stires; daughters, Lane (Walter) Freeman, Donna (Bruce) Samons; 9 grandchildren, Joseph and Wesley Samons, David, Ashley, Cheyenne Stires, Michael, Amanda, Tara and Kristen Stires; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling. Rev. Dortha Ross officiating with the interment following in Waterloo Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 21.
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Published in The Madison Press on Apr. 19, 2014