Mildred Stevenson, 89
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:57pm admin
Oct. 1, 1928 —
July 31, 2018
Cresco - Mildred Laura Stevenson, age 89 of Lime Springs, Iowa went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Accura Health Care Center of Cresco, Iowa.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 4, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Lime Springs.
Born on Oct. 1, 1928 Mildred (Mid) was the first-born child of M. Ross and Laura (Larsen) Stevenson. She was born and raised on a farm near Maple Leaf, Iowa, where she attended country school until moving to Lime Springs in 1942. She graduated from high school in 1947 and then attended State Teacher’s College, now UNI, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She taught elementary school for many years in Hansel, Fayette and New Hampton, Iowa.
Before moving to the care center in 2010, Mid was an active member of the Lime Springs Methodist Church and the New Hampton Methodist Church. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and Business and Professional Women (BPW). She also belonged to the Retired Teachers’ Association and Alpha Delta Kappa. In 2010, she was honored as a 50-year member of Eastern Star.
Mildred enjoyed traveling and attended Eastern Star conferences in many different states. She was a member of the Chickasaw County Historical Society and volunteered in the gift shop at the Little Brown Church for more than 20 years. She also liked to share her love of reading with children and conducted story hour for more than 20 years for Lime Springs Public Library. She enjoyed gardening, canning and, according to her, “anything country.”
Mildred is survived her brother, Gene; sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Shirley, Mary and Ann; nephews, Jim (Joanie) Stevenson, Todd (Dawn) Stevenson and Matt (Erin) Stevenson; and nieces, Hollie Kennedy, Laney (Bobby) Frazer and Christena (Brent) Bowers; along with great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harlan, Hollis, Lyle and Norman; and nephew, Greg.