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Mildred M. Stevenson

1/12/1926 - 3/8/2020

PEKIN ~ Mildred M. Stevenson, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Pekin Manor.

Born January 12, 1926 in Tamms to Lewis and Florence (Conels) Webb, she married James Orvil Stevenson on July 20, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  He died January 5, 1998 in North Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dean Stevenson; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary F. (Larry) Smith of Pekin; two sons, Joe (Julie) Stevenson of North Pekin and Wayne (Wanda) Stevenson of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Jim (Kimberly) Stevenson of Marion, Ken (Amy) Stevenson of Washington, Stephanie (Brandon) Emery of Pekin, Michelle Jakoby of  Killeen, Texas and Shelly Stevenson of Tennessee and eight great-grandchildren, including, Cameron Emery, Tegan Emery, Will Stevenson, Cody Stevenson and Caleb Jakoby.

Mildred was a member of North Parkway Assembly of God in Pekin, where she loved playing the piano and spending time caring for others.  She also played guitar and through her concern for others, never let anybody go without.  A homemaker, Mildred previously worked at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Parkway Assembly of God, 1209 North Parkway Drive, Pekin, Illinois  61554.

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