Joanne Blanche Stevens

Mrs. Joanne Stevens age 82, of Bolivar, MO, passed away in her home under her husband’s care after a long illness with heart and Parkinson’s diseases. She was born September 26, 1937, in Ruthven, IA, to Harold and Hazel (Michael) Lowman. She was united in marriage to Ronald Eugene Stevens June 10, 1956, in the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa. Joanne always worked side by side with Ron in their different business ventures

Joanne loved the Lord. She is a previous member of the 1st Baptist Church in Buffalo, MO, where she served as the president of the woman’s organization there. She is presently a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Bolivar, MO. She is a former member and past president of the Tops Weight Watchers Club in Halfway, MO, and was chosen queen in the year 2007, after losing 40 lbs.

Joanne loved people; she was kind, and always thought of others rather than herself. She always had a smile for everybody no matter whom or what they were. She will be missed by anybody that ever knew her. Her husband Ron will never get over the loss of her, she is in heaven now!

Joanne was a wonderful wife and mother for 63 years. She saw to it that the kids had what they needed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers: Gloal, Gene, and Sam Lowman.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 63 years Ronald of the home; three children: Julie Henderson of Park Rapids, MN, Anthony Stevens of Hollister, MO, and Anne Stevens of Manteca, CA; five grandchildren: Mitch Stevens, of MO, Sarah Filippello of MN, Joe Henderson of MN, Brian Henderson of MN, and Kelsey Stevens of WI; 10 great grandchildren: Courtney Henderson, Luke Henderson, Ethan Filippello, Caleb Filippello, Grant Filippello, Nathan Henderson, Isaac Henderson, Bruce Henderson, Nolan Henderson, Katelyn Henderson; three brothers: David Lowman of NE, Keith Lowman of IA, and Boom Lowman of IA; two sisters: Jeanine Burt of IA, and Jane Stevens of IA; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

According to Joanne’s wishes her body will be cremated and laid to rest at a later date. Online condolences may be made at:

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