Eldon Stevens Sr., age 84 passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at his home in Portland. He retired from the Portland Forge after 35 years. After retirement he was a school crossing guard for Jay School Corporation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked part time for several years as an assistant for Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home. He attended the Church of the Brethren in Portland.
Eldon Stevens was born May 22, 1935 in LaFontaine, Indiana the son of Arthur and Millie Stevens. He was married in 1962 to Bernice Jobe and she passed away in 1987. He then married Marjorie (Hastings) Miller in 1988 and she passed away in 2012.
1 Son- Ernest Stevens (wife-Lisa), Portland
1 Step daughter- Janet Taylor (husband-Mark), Springfield, Tennessee
2 Sisters- His twin sister-Elda Mae Weaver (husband-Don), Kokomo, and Eva Booher, Marion
4 Grandchildren and several Step Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, and Great Great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by 2 sons- Eldon Jr. and Earl Stevens, 1 daughter- Janice Reynolds, 5 Step children, 5 brothers, and 1 sister.
Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Friday in the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Kevin McClung officiating the services. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery southeast of Portland. Portland American Legion Post 211 will be in charge of military rites at the cemetery.
Memorials may be directed towards the Jay County Cancer Society.
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