OBITUARY: Delmar "Del" Stevenson (October 16, 1920-February 15, 2012)
February 16, 2012 - 10:16pm — Anonymous
Delmar Lee “Del” Stevenson, 91, of Wellsville, passed away at 1:27 P.M., Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Golden Living Center/Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville.
Mr. Stevenson was born October 16, 1920, in Carthage, Missouri, a son of Earl Cole and Hazel Crooks Stevenson.
Del was a 1938 high school graduate in Lone Jack, Missouri. He continued his education, going to Technical School in St. Louis. On December 24, 1941, on the Pleasant View farm, in rural Wellsville, he married Marian B Momberger. They shared 67 wonderful years together and were the parents of four sons. Prior to moving to Wellsville in 1962, Del and Marian lived in the St. Louis area, primarily in Hazelwood and Ferguson.
Del was an electrician and had worked out of IBEW, Local Union 1 of St. Louis, where he was a member of the Electrical Workers Union. He had worked for Hemming House in Ferguson, T & R Electric in St. Charles and the Callaway Nuclear Plant in Fulton.
He was a member of the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Wellsville and the Men’s Club of the church. Del was a carpenter and had built several houses. He had built a floating flower garden on his lake as well as a waterwheel. He was very interested in alternative energy. You could always find Del tinkering with something.
Del is survived by his four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Lee Stevenson, of Wellsville, Delmar Ray Stevenson, of St. Peters, Bruce Alan and Rita Stevenson, of St. Charles and Kevin Earl and Rebecca Stevenson, of Yukon, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren and spouses, Shannon Lee and Judith Stevenson, of Woodbine, Georgia, Andrew Garth and Wendy Stevenson, of Jacksonville, Florida, Patrick Blake and Julie Stevenson, of Wellsville, Leigh Ann Freeman, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Daniel Gerard and Jennifer Stevenson, of Sydney, Australia, Susan Ann Stevenson, of Kansas City, Mary Christina “Christy” and Kenny Mayer, of St. Charles, Rebecca Joy Stevenson and Donald Duncan, of St. Louis, Benjamin Alan Stevenson, of St. Charles, Cody and Jessica Franklin, of Yukon, Oklahoma and Tabbatha Franklin, of Yukon, Oklahoma; sixteen great grandchildren, Bren Stevenson and Chelsea Stevenson, both of Woodbine, Georgia, Payton Stevenson, of Ashland, Quentin Stevenson and Kiley Stevenson, both of Jacksonville, Florida, Jacob Stevenson, Chloe Stevenson and Seth Stevenson, all of Wellsville, Rachel Foster and husband, Derrick, of Montgomery City, Rebecca McCaw, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Samantha Freeman, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Eric James “EJ” Maxwell, Michael Mayer and Molly Mayer, all of St. Charles, Emelya Stevenson, of St. Charles and Ashlynn Franklin, of Yukon, Oklahoma and sister-in-law, Jean May Hopper, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian B Stevenson; brother, Richard Stevenson and daughter-in-law, Linda June Banks Stevenson. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M., Sunday, February 19th at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday, February 20th at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Wellsville. Rev. Mark Spence will officiate. Mrs. Margaret Scott will serve as organist.
Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be George Hayes, Ed Murphy, Gary Roppel, Rodney Scott, David Whitehead and Charlie Wohlbold. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill McClain, Don Poole and Roger Scott.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Wellsville c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Missouri 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz.
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