Margaret A. Stevens, 91

JAN. 20, 1922-APRIL 7, 2013

April 08, 2013

Margaret Arlene Stevens, 91, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

She passed away at her daughter’s home in Hagerstown, where she lived for the past seven years. Formerly, she lived at 7701 Sharpsburg Pike for more than 50 years.

She was born Jan. 20, 1922, to Lottie Ruth and Omar Joseph Hennesy of Fairplay.

She worked in several factories in her early life. During World War II, she volunteered to work at Fort Meade, Md., in a gun factory. This is where she met the man she would fall in love with and was married to for more than 56 years, James Clayton Stevens.

She loved working outside in her garden and just doing any kind of yard work. She loved hard work. Her family was precious to her and she made many sacrifices for them.

She considered The Good Shepherd Ministries her church home.

She is survived by a son, Edward J. Stevens and wife, Debi; a daughter, Dorothy L. Stover and husband, Roland, all of Hagerstown; a grandson, Patrick E. Stevens of Williamsport and stepgrandsons, James and David Harris; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Virginia Myers of Westminster and Katherine Stotler of Tilghmanton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Also preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Tammy Sue Stevens; stepgrandson, Toby Harris; brother, Russell Hennesy; sister, Mary Printz and twin sister, Charlotte Barkdoll.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., conducted by Rev. Steven McCullough of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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