November 8, 1923
OBITUARY ~ AMANDA (WILLIAMS) STEVENSON
Amanda Williams Stevenson was born at Centerville, Ind., March 18, 1840, and passed away Nov. 5, 1923 aged 83 years, 7 months and 17 days.
She grew to womanhood in the home community and was married to Vincent Stevenson at Richmond, Ind. Jan. 1, 1862. To this union were born 0. L. Stevenson of Clearfield J. T. Stevenson, deceased in 1922; Mrs. India M. Stillwell, Jerome, Idaho; Mrs. Hattie Peavy, Steele, North Dakota, O. W. Stevenson, Atwood, Kansas, H. G. Stevenson, deceased, Mrs. Sadie S. Wood and J. W. Stephenson of Clearfield and a host of grandchildren.
Her husband passed away in his seventy-sixth year.
Mrs. Stevenson and her husband came to Iowa in 1862 settling on the farm west of Clearfield. For forty-one years the deceased has made her home in or about Clearfield.
Converted when quite young Mrs. Stevenson united with the Methodist church where she with her husband always made their religious home. She was an energetic character, very conscious of the Heavenly Father's direct care and love, and knew by intimate, daily touch the comforting presence of the divine spirit.
A loving mother who carried her children daily to the throne of grace, a kind neighbor who served and helped without stint she leaves a Heritage of faith and good will to relatives and friends alike.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday, Nov. 7th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. J. Matthews. He spoke from 1st Peter. 1. 4—"The Inheritance of the Blessed". The songs used were "Rock of Ages", "Face to Face", and "Going Down The Valley", interment followed in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011
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