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John W Stewart Jr.John W. "Red" Stewart Jr, 94, passed away Monday July 16th, 2018 at Pine Knoll in Winchester, IN. He was born September 12th, 1923 in Gallipolis, OH son of the late John W. and Lilly Mae (Bevan) Stewart Sr.
John owned and operated Ha-Ste Mop Factory in Union City, OH since 1958. His passion was in sales and he traveled the country selling his mops. He was well regarded in the industry and pioneered many new products. He belonged to Elks Lodge #1534, ISSA-International Sanitation Supply Association, USTA-United States Trotting Association, and also owned standard bred horses.
He is survived by his children, Jerry (SueAnne) Stewart of U.C., IN, Rob (Susan Linder) Stewart of U.C.,IN, Bevan Sue Stewart of Lebanon, OH; grandson, William Dale (Tiffany Newton) Stewart.
John was preceded by his parents; wife, Betty Stewart; 4 brothers, Roger Bevan, Emerson, Clifford, R.B. Stewart; sister, Norma Baker.
Graveside services are Saturday July 21st 11:00 A.M. at Miami Cemetery, 6379 Corwin Ave., Waynesville, OH. Calling is Friday July 20, 2018 from 1:00 till 2:00 at Reichard Funeral Home Inc. in Union City, Indiana. Memorials maybe made to New Vocations Standard Bred Horses at 3293 Wright Road Laura, Ohio 45337.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com
"Pint" and Betty were some of the nicest folks I have ever known. Some of my greatest memories are with them, my grandpa Clarence, and Virgil at the horse races. He always made me laugh but could be serious and gave me some good life advice. Just good people. The thoughts, prayers, and condolences of the Carter and Levan families are with the Stewarts at this time.
Joben Carter Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM
Jerry, Rob, & Susie, Please accept my sympathy in the passing of your dad. He always smile, and waved at me when I was mowing the front yard. Your Dad and Mother were the "BEST" Ginny
Ginny Higgins Jul 18 2018 12:00 AM
Bill and I have been business acquaintances since 1983. In 1994 I became a full time representative for Ha-Ste. Bill was a pioneer in the mop industry and only bought quality yarns to make fine mops. We enjoyed traveling with the Stewarts and employees to the ISSA shows and visits to the mop company for lunch with Bill, Rob, and Dale. May he rest in peace. Our condolences to the Stewart family. God bless you all. Tom & Cheryl Shonebarger
Tom & Cheryl Shonebarger Jul 18 2018 12:00 AM