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Joseph Stevens

PARK HILLS — Joseph Edward Stevens, 77, of Park Hills, loving and devoted husband of Charlotte (Womack) Stevens passed away March 15, 2017, at home. Loving and proud father of five children, Jennifer Moser and husband Jay of Farmington, Missouri, Allison Stewart and husband Mark of Chandler, Arizona, Duan Hall and husband Jim of Farmington, Missouri, Stephanie Armiger and husband Keith of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Steven Rogers and wife Terri of Farmington, Missouri; loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren, Jacob Moser, Jacey Moser, Cole Stewart, Quinn Stewart, Lauren Hall, Markus Ridener, Heather Ridener, (Dillon), Joshua Armiger, Riley, Paige and Madison Rogers; one great-grandchild, Kysen Shaw; loving brother of sister, Tess and husband Francis Asher; two brothers, Sterlyn and wife Doris Stevens, and John and wife Darlene Stevens; brother-in-law, Melvin “Tissel” Weiss and spouse of Mary; childhood lifelong friend, Jimmy Roper, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Paul Stevens and Ruth (Skaggs) Stevens; brother, Paul “Son” Stevens; sisters, Mary Weiss, Billie and husband Troy Middendorf, and Ruth G. Stevens.

Joe spent most of his life in the newspaper business. He began as a child delivering for the Daily Journal and became owner of the Leadbelt News. He went on to work for various printing companies and became partners of Stevens Brothers Printing with his two brothers John and Sterlyn. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam era as a tele-communicator.

He attended Elvins Christian Church from childhood. Then he attended Hurryville Freewill Baptist for 19 years as long as his health permitted. God and spending time with children and grandchildren were the most important things in his life. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, trapping, golfing and mowing his lawn.

Friends may call 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, with a Masonic Service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue after the Masonic Service until 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, with the Reverend Melvin “Tissel” Weiss officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington.



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