Stuart W. Kievitt

Nov 25, 2013

CLYDE — Stuart Williams Kievitt, 73, of McClure Cove Road, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at MedWest Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A native of New Jersey and former resident of Port Charlotte, Florida, he had resided in Haywood County for the past 20 years. He was the son of the late Sigmund W. and Charlotte W. Williams Kievitt. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and received his associate’s degree in accounting in Holyoke, Massachusetts and later worked as an accountant for several firms. He also worked as head cashier and assistant manager of Sunoco. Stuart’s hobby was farming and he considered himself as “steward of the land.”  He was an active Eucharistic minister and member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joyce Kievitt; two daughters, Kimberly Demers and Kristin Kievitt; three stepsons, Thomas, Patrick and Michael Kennedy; a brother, Ronald Kievitt and his wife, Olga, of Lynhaven, Florida; eight grandchildren; his loving niece, Valerie Bush and her husband, Stephen, of Waynesville; and two nephews, Daniel Kievitt and Peter Kievitt and his wife, Terry.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Larry LoMonaco officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, 234 Church St., Waynesville, NC 28786.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at

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