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Niki Stiltner

October 15, 1973 — October 16, 2022

Niki Lee Blevins Stiltner Swartz was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 15, 1973, to Roger (Pistol) Blevins and the late Sandra June Stevenson Blevins.

Her husband Eric Swartz, MIL-Irene Swartz and BIL- Fred Swartz also surviving her is her first husband and father of her girls and grandfather of her grandbabies, Joseph Stiltner. Their girls Savanna Stiltner and daughter Olivia, Amy and Jacob Stiltner and daughters Ellie and Hadlee, Emily Smith and Austin Roos and their son Lucas. She is survived by her father, Roger (Pistol) Blevins.

She was the third of 3 daughters, the baby whom we all spoiled rotten. She was a beautiful child and grew up to be a beautiful woman. She had many talents, many passions. She loved kids, animals, all of them, but frogs and dogs were her favorite she loved gardening and nature in general. She still had so much to give to this world, but life took her from us one day after her 49th birthday, October 16, 2022.

She was a Montcalm High School graduate of the class of 1992. She played in the band and was also a softball player. She later attended Surry Community College where she was named to the dean's list. She loved to sing, for Niki karaoke was king and she danced right along as well. She will be forever missed, the void she has left in this family will never be filled. She loved her girls but idolized her grandbabies. Niki has many different facets to her, more than the largest diamond that has or ever will be mined. Each one sparkling with a different color. She is now hanging out with mommy and Moggie and all the ones who went before her. She was a huge nature lover and felt most at peace with nature in general. Her desire was to be placed in a burial pod from which a tree would grow. she truly wanted to be one with nature. Unfortunately, we do not have that in the states, so per her desire she was cremated, and her ashes will be placed in a burial urn. Eric chose an apple tree for her ashes, it will be planted beside her mom at Schillings cemetery on Browning Lambert mt. in Rock, WV.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandy Blevins, paternal grandparents Charles and Edna Blevins of Browning and Lambert mt., paternal Uncles and aunts, Janice and Nelson Pickett, Clinton York, Wayne Blevins and James and Polly Blevins. Cousins, Charles Michael York and Mark Blevins. Maternal grandparents, June Stevenson and Lillian Fouse. Maternal uncles and aunts, Sonny Stevenson (purple heart recipient) veteran Vietnam war, Johnny and Judy Stevenson, Billy and Betty Stevenson and James Fouse and his youngest son Jason.

Survived by paternal aunts Nancy York and Patsy Blevins. Maternal aunts and uncles Rita and Ronnie Short of Mocksville, NC and James and Kathy Hess of Bluefield, VA. A host of other family and friends who she touched in so many different and loving ways Also survived her sisters, Tina Lee Blevins and fiancée Buck Polly of Gibsonville, NC, and children JR Farmer and Laura Farmer and DaVinci Farmer. Gina Lee Bolt and Charles bolt and children, Shawn Bolt, Arleena Bolt and Josselyn Blevins. Also survived by great nephews Jason, Mathew and Jacob Kinser and Waylon Farmer.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Friday, October 28, 2022, at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home. In keeping with Niki’s wishes, she was cremated. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Stiltner family.


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Friday, October 28, 2022

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