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Thelma J. Stevenson

February 19th, 1932 – December 24th, 2014

Thelma J. Stevenson, age 82, of Ipava, IL passed away at 5:05 pm on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL. She was born on February 19, 1932 in Havana, IL the daughter of Andrew and Harriet (Hendricker) Larson. Thelma married Weldon Stevenson on June 20, 1968 in Havana, IL. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1998.

Survivors include her daughter, Heather (and Keith) Mohr of Burnside, IL, her son, Rob (and Gina) Stevenson of Ipava, IL, 5 Grandchildren, Hannah Joy Stevenson, Joseph Clark Stevenson, Abigail Ruth Stevenson, Thomas James Stevenson and Kaleb Corban Mohr and her sister, Dorothy Bryant of Knoxville, TN.

Thelma is preceded in death by her husband, granddaughter Elizabeth Noel Stevenson, 4 brothers, David, Andrew, Robert and Joseph Larson, and 5 Sisters, Hazel Felleson, Ester Lindsey, Lillian Roberts, Nelda Smith and Evelyn Felleson.

Thelma was Elementary Education Teacher for 18 years in rural and public schools. She was a member of the Berean Christian Church of Ipava, IL for the last 40 years and a Charter member of the Havana Church of Christ. She loved being mom and farm wife, also gardening of all types.

Services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10 am at the Berean Christian Church in Ipava, IL. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014 from 5-7 pm at the Berean Christian Church in Ipava. Interment will be in the Laurel Hills Cemetery in Havana, IL. Memorials may be made to the Berean Christian Church Mission Fund.

Condolences


December 26th, 2014

Our prayers are with you all and our hope is in the Lord.

December 27th, 2014

Thank you so much for letting me know about your Mom. I have only good memories of sitting in her kitchen learning from her how to freeze veggies & shell pecans, while you entertained/babysat our Rachel. May the memories fill your hearts in the quiet times that inevitably come. My dear Daddy went home to be with the Lord the day before Thanksgiving. It's very hard to get through the quiet times, I know. But God gives us the memories we need to smile,& even laugh at times. I will be praying for you. Love, Nana Salisbury

December 27th, 2014

I have good memories of your mom's kind and thoughtful ways. Actually one of my favorite early childhood memories is getting to be the flower girl at your mom and dad's wedding. Your mom made me feel special that night and I loved the little bracelet she gave me. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all. Sending my love, Lenelle Stevenson Crowell

December 27th, 2014

So sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Karen (Bobbi Jo's mom)

December 28th, 2014

sorry we can't be there, our thoughts and prayers are with you. love you all Bob and Grace Larson.

December 28th, 2014

Dear Family, So many wonderful memories. My first is when your mom was being courted by your dad and she would stay with Dad, Mom and me when she visited. I would tell her "I'll be right back lady!" She was a wonderful person with a true heart to please The Lord. Our love to you all. Your cousin, Robin Stevenson Dennert

December 29th, 2014

My love and prayers are with you all. I remember the times we got to visit with you all. She was such a treasure. We will miss her. Annette Compton

December 29th, 2014

Heather,
So sorry to hear about your mother, I know you will find peace and comfort in knowing you will see her again someday when we all are with HIM! May God's Spirit rest on you and your family during this time. Bruce&Jo Anna Eidson

December 29th, 2014

Our love and prayers to you all as you grieve the loss of dear Thelma. She was such a joy to us as we served at Berean. We thank God for her faithfulness to Him and the mission of His church. Our fond memories include many wonderful dinners, bible studies around her kitchen table and fresh asperagus brought to our home. God bless you and keep you, may He make his face shine upon you and give you peace. Our love, Jim, Andrea, Matt, Mac & Max Johnson

December 29th, 2014

Dear Heather and Rob,
I wish I could be there with you two now. Your Mom and Dad meant so much to us. Your mom was a super woman in the kitchen. She could make a huge meal in such a short time every meal. We always felt like kings when we visited your home. Your dad's humor couldn't be beat and your mom's hospitality was beyond measure. I have noticed you both carry on their endearing qualities. Our hearts go out to you and pray you will be comforted. Frank Houtz

December 30th, 2014

Heather,
So sorry to learn of your mother's passing. May God be with you during this time. Knowing she is safe in the arms of Jesus helps to bear your loss here on earth. Myra Lo Arntzen