Jean Louise Stevens, age 84, of Louisville, OH, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019. She was born December 20, 1934 to the late Lee and Wava Ashby in Crellin, Maryland. After Jean completed high school in Maryland, her family moved to Canton, Ohio where she met and married Robert (Bob) Stevens. They settled in Louisville, Ohio and lived there for almost 63 years. Jean was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church. Together, they raised two sons, Mark and Greg Stevens. For over twenty five years Jean worked for Citizens Savings. She was an avid reader and enjoyed many genres of books but especially loved the mystery book club at the Stark County Library. She and Bob traveled all over the United States and Canada and enjoyed traveling to Europe. Jean was a compassionate champion of the underserved and poor and had a heart to help and encourage the downtrodden.
Jean is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bob, her sons Mark (Jerry), Powell, Ohio and Greg (Christie), Smyrna, Georgia and her sister Barbara Green of Waynesburg, Ohio. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters Ruth Ann DeDent and Linda Ashby and by her brother Clinton Ashby.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 26 at 11:30 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with Rev. Dr Larry Hinkle officiating. Calling hours will be 10:30-11:30am Saturday morning at the funeral home. Jean will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to the Louisville Food Cupboard 930 S. Nickelplate St., Louisville, OH 44641 or to the Louisville Public Library, 700 Lincoln Avenue
Louisville, OH 44641.
Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414
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