Mary Frances Stevens

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Mary Frances Stevens, 97, died April 24, 2022, in Danville, Kentucky. Born August 18, 1924, in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Jesse James “Jess” and Mary Adeline “Susie” Schlachter Cannon. Mary was the oldest member of the Alum Springs First Church of God, also a member of EMRMC Auxiliary and Boyle County Homemaker Club of Junction City. She was a homemaker, loving and taking care of her family. Mary had a spirit of kindness, a caregiver’s heart always caring for others. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, jewelry making and gardening. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, of 34 years, Eugene “Gene” Stevens; sons, Rev. Arnold Ray Stevens and Rev. Stanley Wayne Stevens; siblings, Bill, Joe, Ernest and Riley Cannon, Margie Bodner Jarvis; daughter-in-law, Brenda Stevens. Mary is survived by her children, Larry Eugene Stevens of Junction City, Garry Franklin Stevens (Connie) of Danville; sisters, Earlene Kidd of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Wanda Welch (Marvin), Tharen Stevens (Teresa), Mary Stevens, Shawn Stevens (Heather), Steve Stevens (Lela), Carol Mesman (Michael), Jeremy Stevens (Becky), David Stevens (Danielle), Jessica Coffey (Benji); 17 great grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren; daughter in laws, Ann Stevens Belcher and Sharon Stevens and many cousins, nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. The funeral service will be 12pm, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Rev. JR Fields will officiate. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shawn Stevens, Jeremy Stevens, Tharen Stevens, Nathan Stevens, Steve Stevens and David Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Cochran, Rick Presley, Wayne King, Danny Daughtery, Cliff Buckingham, Ron Belcher, Lilly Taylor, Mary Cloyd, and granddaughters. Visitation will be 4pm – 6pm, Friday, April 29, 2022 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Memorial donations are suggested to Alum Springs Church of God. Please sign the online guestbook and send a Hugs from Home at Visitation: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Friday, April 29, 2022, Stith Funeral Home, Junction City Funeral Service: 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2022, Stith Funeral Home, Junction City Burial: Junction City Cemetery

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  1. She was an awesome lady honored to known her & family PRAYERS FOR ALL & May our God give all strength during their loss

  2. Dear Gary, Connie, Shawn and Jeremy, So sorry to read this today. You will be in our prayers. May your good memories comfort you as you grieve. My moma sure loved her. May God’s perpetual light shine upon her. Hugs, Eloise and Robert Campbell

  3. My condolences to the family of a much loved lady. I only knew Frances as a customer at my fabric shop. She took classes with us and loved everything about sewing. But what I loved the most about her was her sweet nature to everyone she met. I loved her kind, gentle way of living her life and knew that she was Christian as soon as I met her for the first time,. It has been some time since I have seen her out and about but she always knew me whenever we happened to meet. I made many good friends in my years as a shop owner, but Frances is one I will always remember. Heaven is a brighter place today because she is there,

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