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Paul “Ed” Lievers, 73, passed away at 8:19pm on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at his residence.  He was born on November 12, 1947, in Cottage Hills, the son of the late James (Harley) and Beulah (King) Lievers.  He married the former Cathy Mayberry on December 21, 1974, in Cottage Hills, and she survives.  Other survivors include a son: Matthew Lievers of Rosewood Heights, two sisters and a brother in law: Maxine Hutton of Cottage Hills, Patricia (Trinket) and Gene (Tom) Johnson of Hardin, Kentucky, many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. 

Ed was employed as an operator at the Clark Refinery until 2002.  He then went to work at Affton Chemical in Sauget for seven years.  He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Vietnam.  He was a lifetime member of the Cottage Hills VFW Post 7678.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Nadine, Christine, and three brothers: Eugene, Wayne, and Leland.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.  Private funeral services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the funeral home.  Pastor Dennis Laughlin will officiate.  Burial will follow at Fosterburg Cemetery in Fosterburg with full military honors by the Ritual Team of VFW Post 1308 of Alton.  Due to the current Covid – 19 restrictions, face masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Riverbend and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.

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