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Omer S. Cavender

December 13, 1928 February 2, 2019
Omer S. Cavender
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OMER S. CAVENDER, Age 90, of Piqua, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born in Pleasant Hill, December 13, 1928 to the late Perry and Mary (Cole) Cavender. He married the love of his life Donna L. Hunt January 18, 1947 in Newport, Kentucky and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Lyle Cavender of Sidney, Thomas (Terri) Cavender of Piqua, Omer D. “Doug” (Patsy) Cavender of Piqua, Don (Christine) Cavender of Piqua; one daughter: Lynda (Harmon) Daniel of Piqua and one sister: Martha (Norman) Bradney of Piqua, OH.
Seven grandchildren: Kevin (Rhonda) Cavender, Connie (Joey) Bomer, Amy Carl, Joe Thornsberry, Brian (Lisa) Cavender, Jessica (Ben) Wissman and Megan (Sam) Adams.
Nineteen great- grandchildren: Chelsea (Ethan) Blackburn, Aarika (Drew) Wion, Erick Richmond, Zackary Carnes, Allen and Caleb Kerentsew, Steven and Cody Doak, Kazie Cavender, Allie Grace Thornsberry, Logan and Rachel Cavender, Tyler, Maya and Veda Thornsberry, Mackenzie, Brantley and Trevor Wissman and a great-grandson expected in May 2019. Seven great-great grandchildren: Joshua, Cain, and Lydia Wion, Elijah Richmond, Kinsley Blackburn, Melody Kerentsew, and Clayton Doak. Omer was preceded in death by four sisters: Treva Shaffer, Georgia Hayslett, Aleatha Francis and Waunita Cost; one brother: William Cavender; two grandsons: Steven Cavender, Michael Thornsberry and one great-great grandson: Noah Blackburn.

Omer was owner of Cavender Tree Service in Piqua since 1959 and retired in 1994. His previous employment included Orr Felt, B & O Railroad, Hunt Beverage, Pinkerton Construction, Hobart Brothers, Frigidaire, Armco, and Deckers.
In 1972 he was honored with the Jan Mulder Citizenship Award which was initiated by the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce for outstanding contributions to their fellow man.
Omer liked to fish and tinker with his home-made recumbent bicycle. He also enjoyed his ponies Molly and Petunia. They led his buggy in many community parades. He occupied his evening hours with his many word-search books.

A celebration of Omer’s life will be held Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with Pastor Terry Sharp officiating with burial following at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, Ohio 45373.

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4:00 PM 2/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home

646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home
646 High St Piqua 45356 OH
United States

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11:00 AM 2/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home

646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home
646 High St Piqua 45356 OH
United States

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Forest Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

8660 N. State Route 66
Piqua, Ohio 45356

8660 N. State Route 66 Piqua 45356 Ohio
United States

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