OTTAWA — MaryLou Kathleen Stevens, 82, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Pleasant View.
MaryLou was born March 1, 1936, in Ottawa, a daughter of Arthur and Mae (Johnson) Bruck. She married William Stevens on Oct. 17, 1953, in Nashville, Ill. He preceded her in death Nov. 5, 2009.
Surviving are her children, Michael (Maeanne) Stevens and Lori (Karl) Lengfelder, all of Ottawa; grandchildren, Shannon (Steve) Doerrer, of Naperville, Erica (Bill) Zeman, of Urbana, Lauren (Jerry) Myers, Drew Lengfelder and Grant (Olivia) Lengfelder, all of Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Luke Doerrer, of Naperville, Kai Zeman, of Urbana, Preston and Paige Myers, and Sophia and Brody Lengfelder, all of Ottawa.
MaryLou was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Craig Stevens; and a brother, Larry Bruck.
MaryLou attended Grace Baptist Church in Ottawa.
A devoted homemaker, she enjoyed caring for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
MaryLou generously volunteered her time at Pleasant View Home Store, served as an election judge and was a “Pink Lady” at Community Hospital of Ottawa.
She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with the Rev. William Clark officiating. Interment will be private in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Drew and Grant Lengfelder, Bill Zeman, Steve, Ryan and Luke Doerrer and Jerry Myers.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home and Cremation Services
1601 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350