Mary C. (Sharp) Stevenson, 82, of Worden, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at her home.
She was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Elco, a daughter of the late Dillard Austin and Nellie Jane (Bridges) Sharp. She married Ernest L. Stevenson on April 23, 1958, in Granite City and he passed away on April 28, 1996. Mary was a dedicated homemaker, always caring for her family. She was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church in Madison, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years. She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and the Worden Family Seekers. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bingo and her many days of bowling, for which she had received many awards and trophies throughout the years. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by three daughters, Michele Lonette Gouy and husband, John Gouy, of Granite City, Marcella Stevenson-Hurley and husband, Terry Hurley, of Worden and Erna Jane Hutton and husband, Gary Erwin, of Worden; one son, Michael L. Stevenson of Staunton; eight grandchildren, Dr. Sarah (Danial) Fisher, Evan J. Gouy, Neil Wayne (Regina) Pickett, Leah C. Pickett, Mary Ann H. Pickett, Jessie C. Bates, Daniel A. Hartsook and Andrew Erwin; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Meriten D. (Peggy) Sharp of Glen Carbon; a sister, Gloria Marie Holt of Granite City; many loving nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel Pickett; eight brothers and sisters, Ferrill, James Victor, Jessie and Ida Pearl Dillman, Anna Mae Tatum, Helen Sharp Lockerby, and Robert and Wilma Sharp.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, with the Rev. Rick Chambers officiating. Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church in Madison, Worden Volunteer Fire Department or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.