Stephen Givens

Born: Wed., Mar. 5, 1941
Died: Thu., Sep. 13, 2012


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 16, 2012
Location: Singleton Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Sep. 17, 2012
Location: Christ United Methodist Church

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Stephen B. Givens of Greenwood, Indiana died at his home on September 13, 2012, after bravely battling a long-time illness.  The eldest of three children, Steve was born in Anderson to Dallas and Dessie Mae (Kreegar) Givens on March 5, 1941.

On August 8, 1964, Steve married Jane Prible, who loyally remained by his side and tirelessly cared for him until his last day.  Steve’s pride was his daughter Stephanie (Kenneth) Shirley of Orange, Virginia and their sons Noah Henson also of Orange and Jacob Henson of Greenwood and his son Greg (Cortney) Givens of Jasonville, Indiana and their sons Griffith and Moses Givens also of Jasonville, all of whom survive him.  Steve’s most cherished activity was rocking his newborn grandsons in his recliner.  Steve also is survived by his mother, his brothers David (Lola) Givens of Lapel, Indiana and Douglas (Susan) Givens of Gambier, Ohio, and nieces and nephews.

Steve attended undergraduate school at the University of Indiana where he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity. Steve then earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University-Indianapolis was admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association in 1967.  After serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Public Service Commission of Indiana from 1967 until 1970, Steve worked as corporate counsel for various divisions of American Water Works Service Company, Inc. from 1970 until his retirement in 2002.  Steve and Jane raised their children in Richmond, Indiana, then moved to Greenwood with the relocation of Indiana-American Water Works.

As a teenager, Steve was the photographer for the award-winning Anderson High School yearbook.  His photographs of the Anderson High School gymnasium were published in national media.  Steve furthered enjoyment of his law career with memberships in the American, Johnson County, and Wayne County Bar Associations, American Water Works Association, and the Environmental Committee of Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  Steve served as director of the National Association of Water Companies from 1983 until 1991 and as chairman of the Indiana Chapter National Association of Water Companies.  Steve blessed his community and family through his service on the Board of Directors of Richmond Swim Club, a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Economic Education at Indiana University East, a member of the Board of Director of Interfaith Housing Corporation, the Board of Trustees of Christ United Methodist Church Indianapolis, and the Administrative Board, Finance Committee, and Board of Trustees of Central United Methodist Church Richmond.

Steve’s funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Monday, September 17 in Christ United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, September 16 in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Andrew’s Harvest, 8540 US 31 South, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

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Dick Catt
   Posted Fri September 14, 2012
Welcome HOME!!!!!!! You''re goin'' to like it here!!!!!!!! From your Kreegar side of the family!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith & Janis Spenny
   Posted Fri September 14, 2012
We are sorry for your sorrow at this time and wish we could be with you. Steve always had a smile and enjoyed people. We loved seeing him smile or chuckle when Jane lovingly poked fun at him.
He will always be in our hearts.
In Christian Love.

   Posted Sat September 15, 2012
Steve was a character..and I WILL always remember when he sat on Chico, in1959, In his FENCING TIGHTS, from I.U. on DESSIE MAE's COUCH..and Dallas had to stand on Steves toes to Rap him on top of his head for hurting little many fun times we had growing up..all good memories

Donna Kreegar Webster
   Posted Sat September 15, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you feel the comfort and peace that only our Lord can give. "Cousin" Donna along with Bruce, and our boys.

Stephanie Marrero
   Posted Sun September 16, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how I feel for you and your family at this time. I am so glad that you were able to be there for your mom and dad and provide such loving care to him during his last days. He was so lucky to have such a loving wife and caring daughter. He did very well raising you. Give your mother a great big hug from us all.
In Christ's Love,
John, Stephanie, David, Gino, Christopher, and Samantha Marrero

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