John Livergood, 83

John E. Livergood, 83, of rural Wabash, died at 1:12 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

He was born March 8, 1936, in Garrett, to Robert Livergood and Helen (Downend) Livergood Tooman.

John married Virginia Souder in Garrett on Aug. 23, 1958. He graduated from Garrett High School and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University. He taught school at Royerton High School in Delaware County, and Bunker Hill High School in Miami County, before coming to the Wabash County area where he taught Industrial Arts and coached at Southwood High School,  from 1963-1996. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Treaty Church of Christ where he had served as an elder. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and just being outside. His family and church were his passions. 

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Livergood of Wabash; two daughters, Lynn Wells of Ashland, Ohio, and Jody Livergood of Wabash, two grandchildren, Daniel (Sarah) Wells of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Abby (Chaz) Creiglow of Summerville, S.C., great-granddaughter, Amelia Wells of Charlotte, two sisters, Laura McDermott of Auburn, and Eleanor (Gary) Pyle-Harvey of Decatur, and his brother, Bob (Doris) Livergood of Idabel, Okla. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Treaty Church of Christ, 6780 S 50 E, Wabash, with Ryan Weaver officiating.

Friends may call 3-7:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, and one hour prior to the service, at the church. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorial is Treaty Church of Christ or International Disaster Emergency Service (I.D.E.S.) P.O. Box 379, Noblesville, IN 46062.

The memorial guest book for John may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Apr 09