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Marian R. Stevenson


Steve and Marian Stevenson
Steve and Marian Stevenson

OTTAWA — Marian Rae Stevenson, 90, of Ottawa, formerly of Princeton and Marseilles, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, at Heritage Woods in Ottawa.

Services will be private and inurnment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles is handling the arrangements.

Marian was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Elkhart, Ind., to Don Ray and Gertha (Robbins) Carothers. She was the beloved wife of Eugene “Steve” Stevenson, whom she married on Oct. 9, 1946.

Marian was a longtime resident of Marseilles until her husband’s retirement as La Salle County superintendent of highways in 1983. During her time in Marseilles, she was a 4-H leader, a Cub Scout den mother, a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Marseilles and volunteered at Easter Seals in Ottawa, among other activities. From 1970 to 1976, she owned Now and Then Antique Shop at 442 Main St. in Marseilles.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene “Steve”; her children, Christine Jarvis, of Yankton, S.D., Norma Jean (Al) Nakaerts, of Marseilles, and Tomme Stevenson, of Alpharetta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Kristi, Jenni, Eric, Julie and Tyler; four great-grandchildren, Erica, Trevor, Avery and Logan; and one great-great-granddaughter, Olivia.

Seals-Campbell Funeral Home

1009 E. Bluff St., Marseilles, IL 61341


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