Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Stephenson / Stevenson


Erlewein  Mortuary
March 25, 2014
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          GREENFIELD -- John Glenn Stepp  age 43, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence.  He was born on May 23, 1970 in Shelbyville, Indiana, as the son of  John W. and  Karen J. (Kuhn) Stepp.  He married  Rochelle L. Haste  on July 27, 1991.
          He worked for Ford in Indianapolis for 13 years.  He also worked for Wes Branham Construction from 2007-2009.  He was currently the owner for John G. Stepp Well Drilling since 2009.  Mr. Stepp was a member of UAW Local #1111.  He loved golfing, camping, riding quad runners, and playing corn hole.
          John is survived by his wife, Rochelle L. Stepp of Greenfield; son,  Landis Blake Stepp  of Greenfield; parents John W. and Karen J. Stepp of Shelbyville, Indiana; father-in-law,  Roy Haste  of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister,  Melody (Gregg Lemmons,  of Manilla, Indiana; grandmother  Doris Kuhn  of Franklin, Indiana; four nephews,  Ty,  Cody  &  Caleb Day,  and  Jeremy Lemmons;  and surrounded by mnay other family members & friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather,  Glenn Kuhn;  sister,  Amanda Day;  nephew,  Jared Day;  and mother-in-law,  Betty R. Haste.
          Celebration of Life Gathering will be on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Unknown  Newspaper
1967
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Funeral  Services  Held
For  Pioneer  Resident
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          Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for  Horace Benjamin (Hod) Stevenson,  who died last Sunday in Cortez.
          Mr. Stevenson was born in Mancos in 1890.  He was the son of  Augustus and  Eva Stevenson,  the second couple to be married in Montzuma County.
          Except for two years, he spent his entire lifetime in Montezuma County.  He helped his mother homestead in the Yellow Jacket area in 1912 and eight years later homesteaded north of Lewis.
          He was married to  Mary Alice Howland  at Yellow Jacket Jan. 8, 1922.
          Mr. Stevenson served with the U.S. Navy during World War I.
          An ardent collector of Indian artifacts and believed to have one of the finest collections in the southwest, he became close friends of the archeologists who visited and worked in ruins in the area.
          Mr. Stevenson was the eldest of nine children.  One sister,  Lottie,  died in childhood.  Also preceding him in death were two sisters,  Mae Reed  and  Mary Cummings  and a brother,  Gus.
          Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; one brother  Ed  of Kellogg, Ida., and three sisters,  Eva Duncan,  Iola West  and  Nancy Wilson  of Cortez.
          Funeral services were held from the Ertel Memorial Chapel with  James Smart  officiating.  Military graveside services were held at the Lewis Cemetery.
Contributed by Ruth Wilson
Note from Ruth:  Horace "Hod" Stevenson is the grandson and namesake of  Horace Benjamin Stephenson  who lived and died in Shelby County, Indiana.


Unknown  Newspaper
1967
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Funeral  Services  Held
For  Pioneer  Resident
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          Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for  Augustus (Gus) Joel Stevenson,  70-year old life long resident of Montezuma County, who died last Friday in the Veterans Hospital in Grand Junction.
          Mr. Stevenson had been a patient at the VA for the past year.  He had been severely crippled by arthritis for more than 30 years.
          He was born on Feb. 18, 1897 at Mancos, living all his life there and at Cortez and Yellow Jacket.  He had been a rancher and farmer.  During World War I, he served in an ordinance detachment.
          He was married to Mancos, April 6, 1919 to  Miss Etta Freeman,  who survives.
          Also surviving are two son,  Orvil Stevenson  of Mancos and  August (Bob) Stevenson  of John Day, Ore.; a daughter,  Miss Patricia Stevenson  of Steamboat Springs; two brothers,  Horace (Hod)  of Lewis, and  Edward  of Kellogg, Ida.; three sisters,  Mrs. Nancy Wilson,  Mrs. Eva Duncan  and  Mrs. Lola West,  all of the Cortez area; and three grandchildren.
          Mr. Stevenson was well known for his paintings of western scenes and for his written works of the Four Corners lore.  Two of his books of poems had been published.
          Funeral services for Mt. Stevenson were held from the Ertel Memorial Chapel Tuesday with interment in the cedar Grove Cemetery in Mancos.
          Rev. Dale Schultz  of the Trinity Lutheran Church conducted the services.
 
Contributed by Ruth Wilson


The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 27, 1949
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Rites  Held  Today  For
Shelby  County  Native
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          Funeral services were held in Indianapolis today for  Mrs. Lida Bishop Stevenson, aged Shelby County native who died Saturday at her home at 1438 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.  Internment was made in the Fairland cemetery.
          Mrs. Stevenson in survived by her husband,  Albert Stevenson;  one daughter,  Mrs. Mabel Fisher  of London and a grandson, Leroy Fisher  of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Morning  Olympian
Olympia, Washington
Monday, September 15, 1941
Page 1   column 8
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EARLY  OLYMPIAN  DIES,
LIVED  HERE  43  YEARS
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          Philip E. Stephenson,  80, resident of Olympia for 43 years, died here Monday morning.  Mr. Stephenson was born in Shelbyville, Indiana February 22, 1861.  He was well known here and was a member of Olympia Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
          Surviving are two sisters,  Mrs. Jessie Bilsland  of Woodland, Oregon, and  Mrs. Amanda Davis  of Corvallis; two brothers,  Robert  of Los Angeles, and  Edward  of Sierra City, California.  W. E. Bower  of Oakville is a nephew.  Funeral services will be held in Mills & Mills, this Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with burial in the Eagles plot in Masonic cemetery.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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