Miriam Della Rivers

March 20, 1935 – Nov. 27, 2021

Miriam Della Rivers, Crawfordsville, passed into heaven on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at the age of 86.

Mrs. Rivers was born March 20, 1935 in Crawfordsville, Ind. to James B. and Bessie “Carter” Harrington.

She attended Crawfordsville Schools and one day in her early teens she met Robert Max Rivers who soon became the love of her life. She and Bob were married on March 25, 1951 in her family home in Crawfordsville. She and Bob started a family, raised four children, enjoyed many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and celebrated 67 years of marriage before Bob passed away in April 2018.

She was well known locally for her beautiful soprano voice and was called on to sing at many weddings, funerals, and church services. She was a member of Fremont Street Baptist Church in Crawfordsville where she served alongside of her husband in many different areas of service in the church. History records that she was a granddaughter of local Civil War Veteran, James Alaxander Harrington whom was honorably discharged from the Union Army on June 6, 1865.

Survivors include her sister, Ann Ward; four children, James (Carolyn) Robert, David (Paula) Matthew, Thomas (Sue) Joel and Melody Rene (Lee) Overfelt. She has 15 grandchildren, Adam, Bob, Jon, Joe, Bekah, Danny, Josh, Brian, Elizabeth, Christina, Jamie, Ryan, Jada, Seth and Haley; as well as a plethora of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Max Rivers; her parents, James B. and Bessie May Harrington; her brothers, Marlon and James Harrington; and sister, Evelyn M. Frey.

A calling is scheduled at Hunt and Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 11 – 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following. The burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville where she will be laid beside her husband, Bob.