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Mary E. Stevenson


Mary E. Stevenson

Mary E. (Owen) Stevenson, 98, of Marion, formerly of Circleville, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2015, in Marion.

She was born in Marion County on Feb. 22, 1917, the middle child of Ivah (Trihaft) and Paul Owen.

A graduate of LaRue High School, she received her RN from White Cross Hospital in Columbus.

Mary was wed to Ralph B. Stevenson Jr. on May 1, 1943, in Greenup, Kentucky. They were married 36 years before his death on Oct. 30, 1979.

Mary worked as a nurse at Berger Hospital, Pickaway Manor and the GE Lamp Plant. She was a member of the Pickaway Co. Senior Center and volunteered with the American Red Cross for 19 years before moving back to Marion County in 2004.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was also preceded in death by her sister, Della Owen.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Donzil) Hall of St. Paris and Becky (Dick) Hix of Prospect; four grandchildren, Teresa (Tom) Brewer of Vandalis, Kara (Steve) Cook of DeGraff, Chip (Eileen) Hix of Sidney and Jason (Tracy) Hix of Prospect; six great-grandchildren; brother, Preston Owen of Cardington; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, with Rev. Eileen Hix officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pickaway Co. Senior Center; PAWS Animal Shelter, 1535 W. US HWY 36, Urbana, OH 43078; or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Food Pantry, 200 E. Water St., Prospect, OH, 43342.

To send condolences or share a memory of Mary, visit www.schoedinger.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal