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Rev. Raymond Nichols Stewart

November 14, 1948 November 17, 2018
Rev. Raymond Nichols Stewart
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Obituary for Rev. Raymond Nichols Stewart

REV. RAYMOND NICHOLS STEWART, 70, of Springfield, passed away in his home on Saturday morning, November 17, 2018. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 14, 1948, the son of the late Robert Nichols and Eloise (Mauthe) Stewart.
Ray earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tulsa and his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. He proudly served his country in the Air National Guard.

Ray retired as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield in January 2018 after more than 11 years of service. His 42 years of ministry began in Homewood, IL, followed by pastorates in Indianapolis, IN, Pompano Beach, FL, Omaha, NE, Fremont, NE, and Kearney, NE. Throughout his life and ministry, Ray’s heart was for Jesus and mission.
Ray is survived by his wife of 25 years, Marianna (Olsen) Stewart; four children, Karen Schlatter of Missoula, MT, Catherine Stewart of Springfield, Courtney Pierce of W. Palm Beach, Fl, and Kyle Pierce of Pompano Beach, FL; sisters, Sharon R. Stewart of Tulsa, OK and Jan E. (Don) Harris of Guthrie, OK; brother, Robert M. (Doris) Stewart of Houston, TX; niece, Jennifer Stewart; and nephew, John Harris. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Nichols Stewart.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. A service in celebration of his life and ministry will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stan Gockel presiding and the Rev. Arby Conn preaching. Additional services and interment will be held in Tulsa, OK.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45503 in support of their Alternative Christmas Market.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Nov

5:00 PM 11/23/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Nov

11:00 AM 11/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Covenant Presbyterian Church

201 N. Limestone Street
Springfield, OH 45503

Covenant Presbyterian Church
201 N. Limestone Street Springfield 45503 OH
US

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Covenant Presbyterian Church

201 N. Limestone Street
Springfield, OH 45503
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