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Marian Stevens, 86 - December 17, 2015

Marian Ramona Stevens, 86, of Gothenburg passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 77191 Highway 47, Gothenburg. Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Gothenburg.
A visitation will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Sunday, Dec. 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 2 to 4 p.m.
Stevens was born Oct. 12, 1929, at Gothenburg, daughter of Charlie and Jennie (Durland) Buesing.
She graduated from Gothenburg High School Class of 1947.
On June 3, 1951, she married LaVern Stevens at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple resided on the Stevens’ family farm north of Gothenburg.
She was a busy farm wife and mother of four children. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and birthday club, according to family members. She loved her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her dog, Cleo. In her later years after moving to town, she enjoyed working on word search puzzles, embroidery and jigsaw puzzles.
Stevens was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church and served as Sunday School and Bible School teacher, financial secretary for Lutheran Church Women and serving on various committees as well as quilt­ers.
?She was preceded in death by: her husband, LaVern; a grandson, Brett Stevens; her parents, Charlie and Jennie; two brothers—Robert Buesing and Norbert Buesing; a sister, Virginia Hilton.
Survivors include: her son, Lee Stevens of Gothenburg; three daughters—Carolyn (Steve) Vonderfecht of Azusa, CA, Coleen (Rickie) Clark of Gothenburg and Carla (Greg) Bacon of Overton; six grandsons—Tyson Vonderfecht (fiancé Nicole), Kevin (Amanda) Vonderfecht, Evan (Stazia) Clark, Derick (Jen) Bacon, Nathan (Danielle) Bacon and Aaron (Ann) Stevens; two granddaughters—Nicole (Josh) Weaver and Ashley (Andy) Miller; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon (Barb) Buesing; sister-in-law, Marilyn Baumann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church, 77191 Hwy. 47, Gothenburg, NE 69138.