Submitted by his Son
Ed Ivers‚ chief of the Concord-Greene Township Volunteer Fire Department‚ died March 13‚ 2007‚ while returning from a call for a reported structure fire.
Ed was born and raised in the community he served in Fayette County‚ Ohio. A farmer most of his life‚ he also served as an ag-mechanic for many years. Ed was very proud of the fire department and the many wonderful changes and upgrades that had taken place in his years of service. He began his service with Concord-Greene Township in 1968‚ serving as a volunteer firefighter. After serving only two years with the department‚ he was promoted to the rank of chief‚ a position he would hold for the next 37 years.
While Ed was a devoted fire chief‚ he was an even more devoted husband to Nancy Ivers‚ his wife of more than 35 years. He was also a loving father to Owen (Carrie) and Gene (Tara)‚ both of whom currently serve on the fire department.
Ed’s hobbies included fishing whenever he could find the time‚ and antique John Deere tractors. Of all the hobbies and interests Ed had‚ I think that his favorite thing to do was to be with his four grandchildren‚ Gretchen‚ Jack‚ Reagan and Nolan.
The fire department‚ the community and‚ most of all‚ Ed’s family‚ will miss him greatly. While he leaves behind many friends and his family‚ his memories and spirit will live within us forever.