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Kenneth W. Stevens

Jan 15, 2018

August 3, 1941 - January 11, 2018

Kenneth W. Stevens, 76, of Salem, formerly Hillsboro and Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Park Place Elder Living Center in Mt. Pleasant.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Jared Haley officiating. Burial will be in the Winfield Scott Township Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Friday where the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to the Salem Fire and Rescue, Hillsboro Fire and Rescue and to the Salem Old Settlers in his memory.


Kenneth was born on August 3, 1941, the son of Sam Kenneth and Nina Louise Spearman Stevens. He was united in marriage to Joyce Irene Whaley on September 4, 1960, at the Salem Friends Church. Kenneth worked for Cargill Seed Company of Mt. Pleasant for 40 years before his retirement, and farmed the family farm west of Salem. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.


He is survived by his wife Joyce of Salem, and his children: Kelly (Larry) Heitmeier of Hillsboro, Holly (Andreah) Stevens of Des Moines, and Teresa (Daniel Coffey) Stevens of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his brothers: Jon (Roberta) Stevens of Salem, Larry Stevens of Hillsboro, Tony (Karla Mohr) Stevens of Mt. Pleasant and Jim (Linda) Stevens of Stockport; and his sister, Marlene (Gary) Carter of Mt. Pleasant.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a son in infancy, Kevin; two brothers: Dennis Stevens and an infant brother, Clifford Stevens. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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