Marietta Stevens, 86

Marietta L. Stevens, age 86, of Sturgis, went home to be reunited with her Lord and late husband James on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Sturgis Hospital.

She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Grand Rapids, a daughter to the late Rueben and Mabel (Johnson) Wadsworth.

Marietta has been a resident of Sturgis most of her life and on July 29, 1938, she married James Llewellyn Stevens. He preceded her in death in 2002.

She had been employed by the Kirsch Company for 20 years and later along with her husband James owned and operated Stevens Upholstery Shop in Colon (1968) and in 1975 moved their business to Sturgis. They retired from the upholstery business in 1995.

Marietta was a member of the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two sons, James Lee (Lynda) Stevens of Mendon, and Daniel Harold Stevens of Sturgis; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Randy Wadsworth and John Jensen; two half-sisters, Shirley and Maxine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, David Earl Stevens; a daughter, Marlene L. James; three brothers; and a sister.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Marietta L. Stevens will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene with The Rev. Dr. Kurt Stevens and The Rev. John Shoup, officiating.

Graveside services will follow in Burr Oak Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene. Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 who is in charge of the arrangements.

Her obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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