Charles W. Stiffler Jr.

October 30, 1928 ‒ August 15, 2008

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Charles W. Stiffler, Jr., age 79, of Mount Gilead, died on Friday afternoon, August 15, 2008, at Marion General Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on October 30, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Charles W. Stiffler, Sr. and Moselle Juno Mathys.

On November 11, 1948, Charles married the love of his life, Dorothy F. Clouse, who preceded him in death in 1997.

For most of his working life, Charles was out on the road as a truck driver. His delivery area included the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. He worked for the same company although it changed ownership several times: Purolator Courier, Emery World Freight, and Consolidated Freight. Charles decided to retire in 1995 to help take care of his wife who became ill.

He was a member of the Cardington Baptist Temple and also the Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church.

With a love for the outdoors, Charles enjoyed fishing, camping, biking and riding his tractor to tend to his lawn.

A great friend and father, Charles would give anything to those he loved, “even if he didn’t have it.” To many in the family he was also known as “Uncle Stud Muffin.”

He will be missed by a son, Charles W. (Nora) Stiffler III, of Mount Gilead; five daughters: Pam Stambaugh of Goodwater, Alabama, June (Wilbur) Strozier of Apple Valley, California, Sandy Bookman of Cleveland, Ohio, Merry (Earl) Muncy of Decatur, Alabama, Teri and Carol Yates of Marion; five brothers: John, Mike, Jeff, Larry and Harry Stiffler; three sisters: Marilyn “Sis” VanDyke, Julie Wines, Annie Refanati; a daughter-in-law, Anita Stiffler; a special granddaughter, Danielle Weber, who devoted much of her time to take care of Charles; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Stiffler; a daughter, Shirley Sturgill; and a special friend, Mary Whited.

His family will greet friends on Tuesday, August 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead where services celebrating his life will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeannie Winters officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville. Family and friends are encouraged to attend a fellowship meal afterwards at the Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214 or to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.