Gleneva Livingston

September 26, 1927 ‒ May 01, 2019

Fairborn, Ohio

Gleneva Marie Livingston, age 91, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in her daughter’s home surrounded by family.

Gleneva was born September 26, 1927 to parents Allen & Leora (Keifer) Brown in Butler and was graduated from Lexington High School. On December 14, 1947 she married Thomas Richard “Ducky” Livingston and they spent 55 wonderful years together until he passed away in 2002.

Gleneva worked at Therm-O-Disc for over 25 years until retiring. She was a longtime member of New Life Community Church in Fredericktown. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and tending to her large garden of flowers and vegetables. Gleneva will be remembered for her inviting spirit—all were welcome in her home and she never knew a stranger.

She is survived by her daughter Diane Durbin of Fairborn; son David (Sandy) Livingston, Sr. of Coon Rapids, MN; grandchildren David (Maryanne) Livingston, Jr., Laura Livingston (Douglas Kinetz), Tom (Tammy) Livingston, Steve Livingston, Regan Durbin (Sgt. Bill Titley), Paula Durbin, Steven Durbin, Brandon Durbin, Kelsey (Wesley) Logan; 9 great-grandchildren including special great-granddaughter Madisyn Durbin; and brother Paul (Charlotte) Brown of Bellville.

In addition to her loving husband and parents, she was preceded in death by infant daughter Paula Jean Livingston, twin sister Geneva Watkins, sister Edith Swisher, and brother George Brown.

A graveside service honoring Gleneva’s life will be held in 1pm Monday, May 6, 2019 in Bellville Cemetery officiated by Pastor Dennis Turner. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association, donate at

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gleneva’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • I remember your Mother as being very kind and I think that is a wonderful attribute to strive for in life! You inherited that from her , Diane, and I am sure you have passed that on to your children and grandchildren. I will continue to pray for all of you in that you stay strong and let the memories be your comfort. ♥️

  • This has been a painful journey for you & your family Diane
    but you stood tall and persevered . Your Dear Mother has received
    her just reward with her Lord and Savior.No more pain and suffering.
    God Bless all of you,with Comfort and peace! My sincere condolence’s,
    Jessie Bange

  • Diane and girls. My heart aches for you and your family for the loss of your mom, grandma and great grandma You wee so devoted to her care it will be a big adjustment. I am unable to attend the service but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy a

  • What a blessing to have met your mother and enjoyed a few slices of pizza with her. Such a lovely lady…that’s where you get it. A blessing to know she will rest in peace.

  • Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed spending time with Glenna. She always made me laugh. I loved how she loved her sweet dog, Abby, and just spoiled her rotten.
    I still laugh at out times with “the remote”. She was such a treasure! May you be blessed with your memories of your mother, as well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.