SPRINGFIELD – Mildred I. Stevens, 88, of Springfield died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born in Springfield, the daughter of George and Hallie Mayes Coleman. She married Neuman A. Stevens Jr. on June 6, 1951; he preceded her in death on April 24, 2005.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Bernard Coleman, and a sister, Helen Thompson.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy (husband, Dennis) Adams Sr. of Springfield; a son, Thomas (wife, Karen) Stevens of Bloomington, Ind.; two grandchildren, Dennis Adams Jr. and Jeremy Adams; a great-grandchild, Rianna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mildred was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She worked at SA Barker Department Store and in payroll at Memorial Medical Center for several years. She was co-owner of The Missing Link Craft Store and retired from the Secretary of State Department of Property Control. She was a past member of Trinity United Methodist Church and most recently attended Northside United Methodist Church. She was a member of Flower City Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star and a devoted grandmother. She graduated from Feitschans High School and attended Springfield Junior College and Brown’s Business College.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kathleen Lossau officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.