Shiv'o The Clown Dies

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Monday, June 24, 2002 - 12:54 PM
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A well known Zanesville man who made many area children smile, has died. 81-year-old Virgil Shivers of Hopewell died Sunday at the Sunnyview nursing home. For many years he was Shiv'o the Clown and he had his own television show on WHIZ-TV. He also was the official information clown for the Ohio State Fair for 25 years. He retired from Armco Steel as a rigger welder. The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bolin Funeral home. Calling hours are Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8pm...and also one hour prior tot he service at the church. The funeral is Friday at 11 am at Gratiot United Methodist Church. Shivers will be buried at Poplar Forks Cemetery.

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