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Viola C. "Skeeter" Chris Neves
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VIOLA C. “SKEETER” CHRIS NEVES, age 80, of Piqua, passed away at 12:14 P.M. Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Upper Valley Medical Center – ER, Troy. She was born August 30, 1937 in Piqua, OH to the late Merle and Irene (Tamplin) Deal. She married Albert L. (Duke) Neves August 4, 1956 in Lockington, OH. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2003.

She is survived by two sons & daughter-in-law: Albert Neves, Tuscon, AZ, Spencer & Sue Neves, Lockington, OH; two daughters & son-in-law: Joy Neves, Piqua, Lori & Scott Cost, Piqua, OH; two sisters: Marilyn Everett, Versailles, OH, Joy Mader, Troy, OH; twelve grandchildren: Heather, Scotty, Travis, Nancy, Ashleigh, Chris, Tiffany, Jason, Brooke, Spencer, Jr., Andrew, Brandon; ten great grandchildren: Katelynn, Brianna, Hunter, Kali, Christopher, Matthew, James, River, Eddie, and Meadow. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Viola was a member of Union Baptist Church, Troy. She loved listening to gospel music and going to the Miami County Fair every year. Viola especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a loving homemaker.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with Pastor Elaine Cavender officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home 646 W. High St. Piqua, OH 45356.

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646 W. High Street, Piqua, OH, 45356 Funeral services will be held Thursday May 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with the Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Calling hours will be Thursday from 12 PM – 1 PM at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


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