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OBITUARY

Cecil, Dorothea & John Raymond STEVENS
1935

Cecil Raymond STEVENS was born October 4, 1907 near Diagonal, Iowa to Homer R. and Edith (BEADLE) STEVENS, and departed this life July 30, 1993 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, following a brief illness.

On January 15, 1934 he was united in marriage to Dorothea CRONK, with whom he shared 57 years. To this union were born three children.

He was a truck driver in Des Moines, Iowa until 1949 when he moved his family to the family farm at Redding, Iowa. In 1955 he and his family moved to Blockton, Iowa where he spent the remainder of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea; his parents, Homer and Edith STEVENS; one sister, Vera HARRIMAN; two brothers, R. B. and Walter STEVENS, and two grandchildren, Connie KEMERY and Neal STEVENS.

He is survived by his children, John STEVENS of Arlington, Texas, Shana WOODFIELD of Santa Rosa, California, and Karen and Jerry KEMERY of Blockton; his grandchildren, Kathy and Scott COULTER of Maryville, Missouri and Marilyn and Ron MILLER of Hopkins, Missouri; his great-grandchildren, Nicholas Garrett RUCKER, Taylor Nicole MILLER, and Cody Scott COULTER; his sisters, Glee MOORE of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and Donna BEAR of Tingley, Iowa; his sisters-in-law, Mary STEVENS and Verna STEVENS, and many friends.

Cecil was a Mason for 49 years and a member of Taylor Lodge #156, A.F. & A.M.and was also a member of the Christian Church in Blockton.

Funeral services were held August 2, 1993 from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Scott MARCUM. Music was provided by Jodi Lawrence and Marvel LAWRENCE.

Casket bearers were John SHIMER, David NALLY, Jack BAILEY, Joe EVERHART, Bill FREEMAN and Kenneth CREVELING. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Blockton, Iowa.

Masonic Rites were conducted by Taylor Lodge #156, A.F. & A.M.

Courtesy of Deloris (Gravett) and Ramon L. Bear, November of 2009

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