Meadville Tribune

December 19, 2013

Betty I. Stevens

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUTVILLE — Betty I. Stevens, 79, of Conneautville passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville.

Betty was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Meadville, a daughter of the late John L. Stevens and Helen E. Savel Stevens.

Betty worked as a cook at Arts Restaurant, Isaly’s in Linesville and retired from Mama Bear’s Restaurant in Conneaut Lake. Betty enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing quilts and clothing for her family. She also enjoyed the many plants she had in her home. Betty loved traveling and looked forward to her trips to Texas where she often visited with her daughter.

She is survived by her son, William Stevens of Conneautville; her daughter, Karen S. Perry of Magnolia, Texas; and her longtime companion, Carl Bilich of Conneautville, who was also her loving caregiver when she first became ill. She is further survived by her brother, Calvin M. Stevens and his wife, Joyce, of Saegertown; and her nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John D. Stevens; and two sisters, Florence L. Brown and Shirley M. Andrews; and a niece, Kathy Andrews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Rolling Fields, especially the caring staff on Elm Street. They made her feel comfortable during her stay there.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Crawford County Human Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory in Conneaut Lake, 130 N. Second St. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor.