Dorothy A. Stevenson


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ALEXIS - Dorothy A. Stevenson, 77, Alexis, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6, 2008) at Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo.

She was born July 2, 1930, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Lydic) Benson. She was raised and educated in Orion.

Dorothy married William H. Stevenson in Orion on Aug. 26, 1954, and he died Jan. 4, 1983.

Dorothy worked as a bank teller at the Orion Bank for several years. She also worked part time at the Bank of Alexis.

She was a member of Alexis United Presbyterian Church, PEO and D.A.R., and served on the Alexis Museum Board and the Alexis Cemetery Board.

Surviving are her two daughters, Patricia (Gene) Sims of Alexis and Linda (Robb) Tollefson of DePere, Wis.; one son, William B. Stevenson of Chicago; two grandchildren, Ashley Sims of Alexis and William Sims of Alexis; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Willard G. Johnson of Geneseo; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Karen Johnson.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Alexis United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Phil Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, where her family will be present 5 to 7 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.

Online condolences may be left at

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