November 9, 1941 – May 30, 2014
Maria Stevens, age 72, of 1233-18th Street, died May 30, 2014, at the Israel Family Hospice in Ames. Her wishes were to be cremated.
A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Open Bible Church with Rev. Phil Waldo officiating.
Friends may call at the Church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Maria Lana Stevens was born in Grand Junction, Iowa, on November 9, 1941, the daughter of John and Edith (Wright) Reineman. She grew up in Grand Junction and graduated from Grand Junction High School.
On February 25, 1961, Maria married Earl Stevens in Scranton. The couple lived in Scranton until 2003 and then moved to Jefferson. In 2009, the couple moved to Boone.
She was employed as a clerk at the Scranton Grocery Store and at Casey’s. Then Maria worked as a housekeeper at the Jefferson Manor and worked in the laundry department at Jefferson Hospital. She retired in 2008.
Maria loved her pet cats, dogs, and goats, especially Poochie, her beloved Shih Tzu.
Maria also loved to cook for her family, especially during the holidays. Her family favorites were fried chicken, cream puffs, and angel food cake.
She was always one step ahead of everyone taking care of people.
Maria is preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister Pauline, and a sister Gertrude Morgan.
She is survived by her husband Earl of Boone; four daughters, Tina (Lou) Abundis of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cindy (Gary) Russell of Boone, Annette (Nick) Foster of Jefferson, and Kristy (Mike) Rohde of Boone; her twin brother John (Carol) Reineman of Jefferson; three sisters Vivian Betts and Wilma Willett, both of Jefferson and Mary Thorpe of Grand Junction; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In memory of Maria, memorials may be directed to the family.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of arrangements.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com