The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

April 29, 2014

Ed Livermore, Sr.

EDMOND —     Edward Knowles Livermore Sr., 95, longtime Oklahoma newspaper publisher, died April 26, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla.

    He was born September 12, 1918 in Hobart, Okla. He received a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1941.

    Livermore and his wife, Melba, became publishers with the purchase of The Claremore Progress in partnership with Wheeler Mayo in 1948. The Livermores worked together for the next 50 years, acquiring the Sapulpa Herald, Edmond Evening Sun, Guthrie Leader, Oklahoma City Buyers’ Guide, Mineral Wells (Texas) Index and other newspapers in Catoosa, Del City, Midwest City and additional affiliated weekly publications.

    Livermore was a board member and president of the National Newspaper Association, receiving its highest honor, the Amos Award. He served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 1959 and was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1970.

    He was preceded in death by his wife in 2013.

    Livermore is survived by three children, Ed Livermore Jr. and his wife Marcia of Kerrville, Texas, Sarah Spencer of Santa Fe, N.M., and Mary Bush and her husband Don of Leawood, Kan.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Sapulpa, 1401 E Taft Ave., Sapulpa, OK.

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