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Johnny S. McKivison

September 22, 1944 ~ September 10, 2022 (age 77)
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Johnny Steward McKivison, 77, son of James and Olive Ellenberger McKivison, was born on September 22, 1944, in Bellefonte, he died peacefully at his home in Beech Creek on Saturday, September 10, 2022, surrounded by family.

He graduated from Bald Eagle Nittany High School in 1962. On August 31, 1968, he married Bonnie Winkleman.

He was an avid hunter since age 12. He enjoyed hunting with his brothers at their camp “Spike Buck” and loved turkey hunting, especially Spring Gobbler season, and he had trophies of deer, bear, and turkeys he was very proud of.  He Loved his camp "Twin Springs" that he and Bonnie built from the ground up and riding out over the mountain in his Jeep. 

He and his brother Connie were noted for their masonry and carpentry skills, and they laid block and worked on many homes throughout the area, and he put many roofs on with his brothers for friends and family members.

He was a veteran of the 728 Maintenance Battalion of the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Beech Creek American Legion Post 623 for 53 years, and he was one of the original members who helped build it. He loved spotlighting, looking for deer, and playing nine point.

He was from a large family of 16 brothers and sisters and was “one of the McKivison boys.”

He had a large hat collection and liked watching Nascar and Pirates baseball.

He had lifelong friends, and if you were his friend, you were lucky because he was always a good time.

He worked at Hammermill for nine years & Cerro Metal in Bellefonte, working the swing shift for 32 years and retired in 2005.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of 54 years. He is also survived by two daughters Melissa McKivison of Bellefonte and Shawn McKivison McCahan of Muncy.  He was a very proud pap of Lucas McCahan and Meredith McCahan, both of Muncy. He is also survived by a son David Miller of Cogan Station, a sister Veda Beaver and three brothers Harold, Robert and Benny.

He was predeceased by his parents and nine brothers Blaine, James, Albert (Buck), Dallas, Raymond (Molly), Connie, Claire, Ray, Russell and two sisters Jona Pearl McKivison and Mary Dewitt.

Per Johnny’s wishes there will be no services, interment will be at Hayes-Fearon-Bossert Cemetery at the convenience of his immediate family..

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Clinton County SPCA. Online condolences may be made at www.kader-neff.com

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