BEAVER DAM -- 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 to the late Jack and Lelia McCoy Givens. He was a member of Word Missionary Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Claude retired from Inland Steel Co. in East Chicago, Indiana. He loved antiques, his church work and was ordained a Baptist deacon in 1958. He also was preceded in death by his 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, and 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, and Joshua Givens (Heather) of Arlington, Virginia; stepgrandchildren Kristin Peterson Schriber and Ashley Peterson, both of Phoenix, Arizona, and Andrew Peterson (Mary) of Orchard Park, New York; five great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister Amy Crawford of Birmingham, Alabama.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown with Brother Darrell Moran officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Children's Home in Louisville.

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