Aljean Starr Tyler Thivener. Age 87, of Gallipolis passed away Friday evening November 30, 2012 at Ohio Valley Health Care, in Parkersburg, WV, where she had been a resident for the last 3 years. Aljean was loved by the staff and residents and enjoyed her craft of necklace making and giving them to the staff & residents. She will always be known for her great sense of humor, quick wit and her kindness and giving heart. She was a dedicated Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt & friend. Aljean was known for her hard work, giving spirit and love for her family and friends. Family was very important to her. She will be missed terribly here on earth but will have a Heavenly Grand reunion with her loved ones that have gone on.
Aljean retired from the Ohio River Company ( Ingram Barge Line) with 15 years of service as a cook and she was the manager for 20+ years for One Hour/Duke Cleaners in Gallipolis.
She was born December 16, 1924 in Gallipolis, the daughter of the late Lyburn & Alice Gaskins Tyler In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil G. Thivener Sr. A son, Gary Lee Thivener Her son-in-law Rodney Crites Two infant daughters, Margret Ann & Florence Gertrude Thivener Her step-son Gilbert Thivener Her step-daughter Ivena Thivener Liedel An infant grandson Cecil Shay Thivener and Two sisters Mildred Nelson & Mary Ada Wheeler
She is survived by her daughter & son, Garnet Crites of Parkersburg, WV and Cecil G. Thivener Jr. "JR" of Gallipolis, OH Her Daughter's-in-law Jenny Lucus Thivener of Gallipolis, OH and Mary Thivener of New Port Richey, FL Also survived by a very special friend she considered a "daughter" Gloria VanDyne of Powhattan Pt., OH
11 grandchildren - Dr. Melanie (Richard) Crites-Bachert, Portland, OR, Christina (Scott) Adkins, Angel (Mike) Blazer, Amanda (Jamie) Caldwell, Greg (Beth) Thivener, Travis (Monica) Thivener, all of Gallipolis, OH, Suzanne (Daryl) Baker, St. Cloud, FL , Tim (Cindy) Wallace, Uniontown, OH, Jim (Debbie) Wallace, Akron, OH, Tony (Stephanie) Thivener, Lusby, MD & Derick (Rosa) Thivener, Newport Richey, FL
24 great-grandchildren 2 great-great grandchildren Many loving nieces and nephews, Friends & extended family
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM. Tuesday December 4, 2012 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com