Mary Stevenson

Obit PicMary Elizabeth Stevenson, 96, of Smithton, MO, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia, MO. She was born on October 8, 1921 in Sedalia, the daughter of Frank L. and Edith (Bradberry) Swope, who both preceded her in death.

On March 10, 1942 in Oakland, CA, she was united in marriage to Everett E. Stevenson, who preceded her in death.

She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Lake Creek United Methodist Church, where she was very active.

She is survived by four sons, Larry Stevenson (Mary Jo) of Sedalia, LeRoy Stevenson (Judy) of Sedalia, Jerry Stevenson of Springfield and Randy Stevenson of Sedalia; two daughters, Linda Reid (James) and Glenda Stevenson all of Sedalia; ten grandchildren, Mark, Brent, Shawn, Ryan, Robbie, Lisa, Joni, Christy, Bryan and Jennifer; two step grandchildren, Michael and Mitchell; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Leota Wehmeyer; two brothers, Leonard and Orville Swope; and two grandsons, Jason Copenhaver and LeRoy Jarett Stevenson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, with Rev. Jason Veale officiating.

The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia.

Pallbearers will be Mary’s six children. Honorary bearers will be grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Lake Creek United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral chapel.

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