2017-09-14 / Obituaries

Eleanor J. Stevens

Roscommon resident Eleanor J. Stevens, 90, died Sept. 15, 2017, at her home.

She is now reunited with her husband, Jack, who died three months earlier, June 15, 2017.

A service for both of them will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the service at 12:30 p.m., to be officiated by Rick Greene. Burial will be in Roscommon Village Cemetery, with military honors being held for Mr. Stevens under the direction of Charles M. Engel VFW Post 4159 and American Legion Post 96, both of Roscommon.

Mrs. Stevens was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Detroit, the daughter of Henry and Laura (Osterbeck) Westrope. She married Jack R. Stevens March 25, 1944, in Detroit and they lived in Mt. Clemens until moving to Roscommon in 1969.

She had been employed by the company now called Lear Corporation in Roscommon for 20 years, retiring in 1989, and was a member of UAW Local 1819. Although she was a working mom, she enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. She loved to bake and sew, and loved having the big house where family gatherings and even a family wedding could be held. Special events were always marked by a cake baked from scratch that she would lovingly decorate to fit the occasion. She enjoyed traveling with her children and grandchildren and was an avid reader.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jack; a son, Leslie Stevens; and a daughter, Jacqueline Lucido.

Surviving Mrs. Stevens are five daughters, Laura Stevens of Roscommon, Alice (Bob) Waterman of Roscommon, Joann (Gary) Scully of Rock Hill, SC, Carol (Jeff) Amyx of Oak Harbor, OH, and Debbie (Ray Albrough) Stevens of Alamogordo, NM; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joy Kincaid of Troy; and many nieces and nephews.

 A full obituary for Mr. Stevens appeared in the June 22 edition of the Resorter.

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