William Lloyd “Bill” Stillwagon

July 01, 1944 ‒ April 26, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Together again …….

William L. “Bill” Stillwagon, age 70, of Mount Vernon, was reunited with his loving wife Cindy (Columber) and long trusted canine companion “Rusty” on Sunday April 26, 2015 at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University. Surrounded by family and friends, Bill slipped away peacefully into the waiting arms of Cindy, with a chicken McNugget for Rusty.

Bill was a devoted son, loving husband and brother and was always thinking of and doing for others before himself. Bill was born July 1, 1944 in Mount Vernon, He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1962 and had spent his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He was retired from Columbia Gas Transmission in Bangs. Bill served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Colonial City Moose Lodge where he earned the Fellowship Degree, and was a life member of the Am Vets in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his mother Celesta “Dutch” (Joris) Falter, his sister Cynthia “Sam” (David) Gorsuch of Gambier, nephews Zachary Gorsuch of Gambier, and Isaiah Columber of Mount Vernon; niece Chelsey Brady of Mount Vernon; mother-in-law Jeannette Columber of Mount Vernon and brother-in-law William (Sarah) Columber of Mount Vernon. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Lucinda “Cindy” (Columber) Stillwagon, his father William L. Stillwagon. Father-in-law Dale Columber, and his faithful canine companion “Rusty”.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bill’s longtime friends Dick and Gail Dabb for their presence and support.

Friends may call Thursday April 30, 2015 from noon until 2PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon where funeral services will follow at 2PM. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

To send a condolence or share a memory of Bill visit, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of William “Bill” Stillwagon.

  • Dutch, Cindy, Dave and Zach,

    We are so sorry. We are having a hard time with this as I know you are as well.
    We thought a lot of Bill and will miss him. I just walked through our den today and had a slide show running on the computer. The first pictures were of Bill, Jim and Bobby Lee another old and dear friend. As it went on there was one of Bill, Bobby and me. Then one of Jim and Bill and so on. It made me so sad that we will not be able to have any more good times with him. However, we sure had a lot of good ones while he was here as we talked about yesterday. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Vickie

  • To Bill’s Family,

    We send our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one.
    Ralph and Bill both worked at Columbia Gas Transmission. We bowled together in a league and had such a good time with Bill and Cindy. We loved Cindy, she was so much fun too. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • I grew up with Bill and Cindy on Columbus Road. During the flood in 1959 we went to higher ground at Dutch’s home. I worked with Bill at “Coopers” in the 60’s and 70’s. Both Bill and Cindy volunteered a lot of their time to the Moose Lodge. I miss them both.

    Ben Rayburn

  • With deepesat sympathy, we truly loved Bill hear in Colonial Woods, he will be greatly missed.

  • I would like to offer sincere condolences to Bill’s family. What a lovely young man he was and I am certain remained so all his life…. I was in high school with Bill and have very fond memories of our time there. When I looked him up in the Forum year book, memories of our youth came flooding back. They were very lovely times, innocent and secure and those times may never come again….

    Thank you Bill for just being you, it was a privilege to have known you. Rest in peace you lovely man.

    Robert Marshall Florer
    United Kingdom

  • To Bill’s family and friends,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We met Bill when his wife Cindy was at Country Court. Their love for each other was obvious. He was a very devoted husband. Then we met again when Dutch became part of our Country Court family. At that point I learned that my Dad and Bill worked together as curriers for a local bank. Bill has been a very loving and devoted son. We talked a lot about “The Buckeyes” and Bill and Dutch always gave Jason a Go Bucks when they passed by his room when coming back from supper. Bill will be deeply missed. I know he is happy to be reunited with Cindy and Rusty and none of them have any more pain. May God be with your family during this very difficult time.

  • Bill was a great classmate and friend of mine and Cindy and Cathie were friends and classmates. We visited with them at the Alcove during one of our visits to Mt. Vernon a few years ago.

    After graduation, Bill and I shared many meals at Clippy’s chatting with JoAnne. Even though we haven’t been able to return to Mt. Vernon very often, we somehow ran into Bill and would catch up.

    Rest well my friend.

    Joe & Cathie Outcalt

  • Dearest Dutch and Jeanette,

    It was a beautiful cool spring day on last Sunday, I was out and about, and passed Country Court and thought I need to stop and see Dutch and maybe I will catch Billy there. I had not been in there since Mom’s passing and I have had wonderful intentions, I couldn’t make myself go in that door.
    Honest to everything Holy, I really had Billy on my mind, I did not know he was ill,
    and I didn’t know he was with God and his Cindy , Rusty and so many friends and neighbors.
    When ever you saw Billy he would throw up his hand and say hi. He was so good to his family and he indeed earned his wings and halo with his devotion. He was a good man, and I was so proud to call him cousin. This old world will miss him, we were blessed to have known him.
    Dutch, you have been through so much, you were a rock for so long, but I understand why with the support you had. I hurt for you deeply it isn’t right for a mother to bury a child. I really didn’t get to know you other than you lived down the street and you were a relative until I became and adult and took care of Aunt Helen. Oh, my, I wish I had had more time with her, she was so funny, and I just fell in love with her. I think you have a lot of her in you.
    May God Bless you and give you comfort in the knowledge that your Bill is in no pain, he suffers no sorrow at his loss of Cindy, and that you raised a wonderful human being, but I think he was really a angel who walked beside us all. Hugs to you and Jeanette, condolences to all.

  • Dearest Aunt Dutch,

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your son and my cousin Billy. Although our lives were lived apart, we kept in touch and shared funny stories.
    I know Bill’s life was not easy, however, he always had a positive outlook. I will miss Bill’s humor. Sally and I will keep you in our prayers.

    Sally & Woody Stillwagon

  • Dear Aunt Dutch,

    We are so sorry for your loss and everybody elses loss. I always looked forward to seeing Billy and his great smile. He always seemed to be happy even though he faced many adversities. When he bought my boat, he was so happy and I loved to listen to his stories about boating and fishing. I still remember as a young kid, my mother and I visiting with you and Billy. Recently, I had a long phone conversation with him and we reminisced about many things and we planned to have lunch together when it was a better time for him. I went to the hospital on Sunday as soon as I heard he was there but unfortunately his soul was already at rest. Our family will keep you in our prayers.

    Jim and Effie Stillwagon

  • Dutch, Sam, Dave and Zach-
    We were so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Although we had only met him a couple of times, we know that it is hard to lose a family member. Remembering memories and stories helps to ease the heartache. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you.

    Love,
    Michael, Laura, Dylan and Ethan