Barbara Stevens passed away Thursday night, Aug. 16, 2018, at her Valley Mills Home at the age of 80. Visitation was Aug. 19, in the chapel of Grace Gardens Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Aug. 20, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, Waco with Rev. Carroll Hambrick officiating. Private inurnment was in McGregor Cemetery.
Mrs. Stevens was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Crawford, TX, the daughter of the late Robert Vinson and Sylvia June (Kelly) Clemons. She began her education in Meridian and was a 1956 graduate of Valley Mills High School. She later attended nursing and a lab tech school at Providence Hospital in Waco. In 1965, she began her medical career with Dr. H.E. Hilderbrand in Merdian as a lab and x-ray technician until her retirement in 1982.
Since 1969, she has been a devoted and faithful pastor’s wife to Kenneth Stevens to whom she married April 13, 1957, in Valley Mills, TX.
During her life, she enjoyed gardening and traveling to Tennessee.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Stevens; son Billy Stevens and wife Lou; daughters, Lee Ann Bosher and husband Ronnie,Lisa Ratliff; an “adopted” daughter Jana Barger; brothers Robert Gene Clemons and wife Rosemary, David Wayne Clemons; three sisters Brenda Jaynes, Dianna Winstead and husband Bob, Debbie Bowlin; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
For those desiring, the family has suggested Lake Whitney Baptist Church, P.O. Box 528, Clifton, Texas 76634, for memorial contributions.
The guestbook is offered at www.gracegardensfh.com